Analysis: Holiday Outlook Strong. But Not For Everyone
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