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Upbeat Holiday Forecasts Clash With ‘Downbeat’ Consumer Sentiment: Week Ahead

As we settle into the new year, our Sourcing Summit Companion Report looks ahead at ways to optimize processes and performance.

Consumers don’t appear to be in a shopping mood, despite August’s U.S. retail sales uptick and a strong holiday outlook. While the steep August falloff in consumer sentiment ended in September, the modest improvement indicates that consumers don’t exactly have high hopes for a significant economic rebound, according to data from the University of Michigan’s…

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