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Abercrombie & Fitch: To Price Promote or Not To Price Promote?

By Tim J. Smith, PhD July 13, 2011

At the beginning of the Great Recession, Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF) had a clear policy against price promotions.  By the end of the Great Recession, price promotions were clearly part of Abercrombie & Fitch’s retail strategy.  What changed?  Was Abercrombie & Fitch’s price promotion policy shift simply another shoot-from-the-hip shotgun response to declining sales, or was it a needed change to improve growth and profits?