Monday, November 27, 2017

Analysis: Holiday Outlook Strong. But Not For Everyone

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Retailers remain relatively bullish as they prepare for this year’s critical holiday season. And they have good reason to stay optimistic. The U.S. Consumer Confidence Index has reached its highest level in 17 years, buoyed by a stock market that doesn’t seem to have begun defining its upper limits and the lowest unemployment rate in nearly a decade.

There is a danger in looking exclusively at national numbers and blended averages or “peanut buttering” success across product categories.. . . more

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