The current uncertainty surrounding tariffs in China has some retailers looking to alternative sourcing options. And the tariffs come amid what’s already become a pressured market.

“The market is not realizing how much brick-and-mortar retail is incrementally struggling,” UBS analyst Jay Sole said in a research note, “and how new 25 percent tariffs could force widespread store closures.”

Further, as Rick Helfenbein, American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA) president and CEO, said, many of the associations’ members are looking for a way out of China. Read More