TITLE

C-Stores See Ray of Sunshine

PUB. DATE
February 2005
SOURCE
Convenience Store News;2/7/2005, Vol. 41 Issue 2, p14
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents information on the VNU Retail Index, which, after a dip in November 2004, just barely made it over 100 to 101.5 in December 2004, with retailers a mere 1.5 percent more positive about their current business conditions than they were a year ago at this time. Hiring is most likely tied to increase in store count expected in coming months— about half of supermarkets and convenience (c)-stores report expecting increases in both. Compared to other retail channels, c-store operators are refreshingly optimistic going forward. The VNU Retail Index is an economic indicator designed to uncover new insights into retailers' assessments of their current and future business conditions.
ACCESSION #
16096372

 

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