Wednesday, September 18, 2019

More good holiday news for retailers — with a caveat

Chain Store Age
Another forecast bodes well for retailers’ holiday sales but warns of “unprecedented uncertainty.”

Retail sales in the U.S. are expected to rise 4.4% to 5.3% this holiday season, according to global consulting firm AlixPartners. The forecast is in line with Deloitte’s annual outlook, which was released on Tuesday.

However, AlixPartners is taking a more cautious stance with regards to the critical November-through-January shopping period.. . . more