It’s hard to figure how October isn’t an awful month for retailers. Some causes:
- A rapidly weakening consumer
- The warmest October in history for much of the northeast, especially New York which was 7 degrees above the prior record
- A rainy month in the northwest
- The fires in southern California, which kept many people on the hop for a week, or at least at home and out of stores
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