It’s been a tough, long slog, but the U.S. economy is finally moving reliably in the right direction. Several factors, including falling unemployment rates, growth in household income, higher housing starts and vehicle sales, as well as a projected increase in the growth rate of gross domestic product, are all positive signs.
Plunge in oil prices sets the stage for record margins and boost in in-store sales. Also In This Issue: Profitability skyrockets for top performers! Other channels seek to redefine convenience! The economy enters a new stage. The growing health-and-wellness trend. Fuel demand; oil's slide; multicultural momentum; and data, data, data!