Viewpoint : Peter Giannetti, Editor-in-Chief
The election is finally over. Everybody is trying to digest much more than their turkey dinners this week, notably whether a post-election exhale will breathe life into holiday sales in the near term and whether a Trump presidency will mean headwinds or tailwinds for business in the long term.
Our annual Top 100 Housewares Retailers report (September 12, 2016, issue) presents a vivid look at shifting market share in a demanding retail economy. It follows a flurry of second quarter retail sales reports that further underscore today’s judicious consumer shopping patterns.