It's not the economy, stupid. What really worries retail advisors

CNBC| Mon Nov 20 13:00:08 EST 2017
Forecasts for the holiday shopping season are strong, because economic indicators generally are as well: the stock market, wages and consumer confidence are all up. Those numbers though, don't tell the whole story. An uptick in sales will not benefit all retailers uniformly. There will be winners and losers in the holiday season. This is what, and how, industry advisors and executives will be watching the next two months. Discount spiral Same-store sales is an important metric for the Street, but what industry advisors are most concerned about is how much money retailers make during the season. Avoiding the discount spiral can be challenging. With a few clicks on a smartphone, shoppers can q..

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