If Sir Philip Green was so good at buying why do his stores have sales so often?

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I’ve already noted Sir Philip Green’s report on supposed government purchasing inefficiency, and the gaping holes in it, here and here.

But then it occurred to me — if he’s so good at buying why do his stores ever have sales?

After all, aren’t sales just an opportunity for a store to get rid, at low margin, of what they bought in error and couldn’t sell at full price / margin? If he’s so good at buying surely they wouldn’t need to do that, would they?