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Is December’s Sales Slowdown Cause for Panic?

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

December’s retail sales data seems to confirm many of the trends shaping last year’s historic holiday season. The month’s retail sales fell a seasonally adjusted 1.9 percent from November, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, marking the first drop since July and largest dip since February. Excluding spending on automobiles and gasoline, sales tumbled 2.5…

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