It’s been almost two years to the day since Covid threw retailers and shoppers for a loop. Forced to adapt, both retailers and the shoppers responded remarkably well and as the threat of the pandemic diminished, retail’s 2021 recovery was remarkable as well. Retail sales advanced 14% and it seemed things were returning to normal […]
With consumers feeling financial stress, a new Deloitte survey finds holiday spending will be off 7%. On a positive note, consumers will spend less traveling and dining out and will indulge in more self-gifting.
By now, you’ve heard the news that the GDP contracted 32.9% in the second quarter on an annualized seasonally and inflation-adjusted basis, following a 5% decline in first quarter. Personal consumption makes up over two-thirds of the GDP and it dropped even more precipitously, down 34.6% on an annualized basis. This quarter marks the economy’s […]