TITLE

A Tough Sell

AUTHOR(S)
Bhonslay, Marianne
PUB. DATE
November 2007
SOURCE
SGB;Nov2007, Vol. 40 Issue 11, p6
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses sales forecasts for sporting goods retailers for the 2007 Christmas holiday season. According to the author, December 2007 is expected to be one of the slowest shopping seasons in years. Industry officials blame rising housing and credit costs. Other factors may include consumer trepidation that usually precedes a presidential election. The article discusses positive forecasts for outdoor businesses, such as REI and Hibbett Sports.
ACCESSION #
27473485

 

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