TITLE

For Retailers, A Long, Hot Summer

PUB. DATE
September 2005
SOURCE
Convenience Store News;9/19/2005, Vol. 41 Issue 12, p16
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
18349132

 

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