For Retailers, A Long, Hot Summer

September 2005
Convenience Store News;9/19/2005, Vol. 41 Issue 12, p16
Trade Publication
The article presents information on the current status of the retail business as depicted by VNU's Retail Index. Results of the index show retailers' confidence in both current and future business conditions continuing to decline. In the second quarter of 2005, total retail and same-store sales were up, business investment, manufacturing and housing figures were all strong. Despite that promising news, retailers showed continuing pessimism as the Index of current business conditions fell to a new low of 93.2 in July 2005.


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