When a retailer tells investors they're "bringing in more newness," or they "don't like to use weather as an excuse," what does it really mean?
In the first case, it's pretty likely that their last assortment lacked excitement, so they need to improve the product to get consumers to shop at their stores. In the second example, they're probably about to use weather as an excuse.
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