Retailers’ Awful October

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

More here from Planalytics.

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