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Upbeat for the holidays

Even as store managers ponder crucial ordering decisions and product availability, they're optimistic about Christmas this year
By Mark Hembree
Published: October 14, 2015
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As the 2015 holiday season approaches, an informal sampling of retailers’ sentiment finds most store managers optimistic about sales prospects.

However, amid turmoil in world markets, a strong dollar and a stubborn economy in the U.S., one of the main concerns of retailers is inventory. Purchasers are rolling the dice and hoping for the right product mix in their stores.

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