Financial analysts are offering a forecast that could be described as a wintry mix of snow, sleet and rain, with a dose of sun and blue skies—in other words, a goopy mess in which some retailers will enjoy record years and others will disappear.
Is November’s Republican landslide across Congressional and gubernatorial races the emphatic mandate the GOP had been craving since Newt Gingrich’s revolution more than 20 years ago? Or is it a mood swing reminiscent of 2006, when Democrats seemed to win every close race and claimed both Houses during Bush’s fınal two years?
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!