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Economic indicators to watch for this holiday shopping season

How the state of the economy may affect retailers

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Consumer spending has been strong so far in 2019. However, factors such as ongoing tariffs and a tight labor market could influence sales outcomes. Holiday sales predictions are wide ranging this year, from 3.5% to 6%. As a result, retailers are having a difficult time forecasting this season. Strong performing retailers will focus on delivering a great customer experience and value.

RSM industry insiders, Chris Shaker, consumer products industry senior analyst, and John Nicolopoulos, retail sector leader, discuss how economic trends may influence retailers this holiday season.


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