Sponsors
Billabong ▼ -0.020 | PPR ▼ -1.50 | American Apparel ▼ -0.022 | The Buckle ▼ -0.63 | Columbia ▼ -0.63 | Deckers Outdoor ▼ -1.61 | Dicks ▼ -0.55 | Foot Locker ▼ -0.91 | Genesco ▼ -0.92 | Iconix Brand Group ▼ -0.49 | Jarden Corp ▼ -1.07 | Nordstrom ▼ -0.84 | Luxottica ▼ -0.76 | Nike ▼ -1.01 | Pacific Sunwear ▼ -0.04 | Skullcandy ▼ -0.11 | Sport Chalet - 0 | Urban Outfitters ▲ +0.13 | VF Corp ▼ -1.81 | Quiksilver ▼ -0.10 | Zumiez ▼ -0.47 | Macys ▼ -0.78 | Tillys ▼ -0.25 |
Ticker Sponsor
Professional Services
Friedman Stroffe & Gerard, P.C.

FSG’s Action Sports Practice Group provides legal services to the action sports industry. Our clients include surfers, skiers, snowboarders and skaters, as well as sponsors and leading apparel companies. Our attorneys serve in positions with industry organizations such as the Association of Surfing Professionals. We know your business and can provide full-service legal solutions to meet your organizational needs.

More Professional Services...
Readers Say
Executive Edition is a must have
Executive Edition is a must have

Before Shop-Eat-Surf, there were two sites I paid for premium content on. One is Surfline, the other is the Wall Street Journal. One is about all things surf, the other, the best business content site in the world. Shop-eat-surf is the intersection of those two worlds. Shop-Eat-Surf provides everything from coverage of events, people, brands and trends. However, beyond the Executive Edition "wall" is more meaty analysis and interpretation of financial statements, business models and brand philosophies; why certain brands and companies are succeeding, where others aren't. The Executive Edition is a must have read if the business of surf and action sports are on your radar screen.

- By Jeff Berg, Co-owner, Surfline
The most up-to-date information
The most up-to-date information

“Shop-Eat-Surf is a great source for the most up to date information of what is going on in our industry. I always enjoy reading the articles and appreciate the effort from Tiffany and her team."

- By Richard Woolcott, CEO and Founder, Volcom
Industry Insight

AGENDA: Partners with Nice Kicks on footwear media for next Long Beach show.
CFA: Ilse Metchek to receive Legacy Award from NAWBO-LA.

Details on Industry Insight.


Tiffany Montgomery
Print This Article

Glimmers of hope emerge for holiday shopping season

By Tiffany Montgomery
September 29, 2009 5:55 AM

The International Council of Shopping Centers released a somewhat upbeat forecast for the upcoming holiday shopping season.

The trade group, in my experience, is typically a bit more impartial and less of a cheerleader than the National Retail Federation.

The ICSC said in its holiday forecast that retail sales in November and December will be "a lot better than last year." In the three different sales measurements it studied, the group expects holiday sales to increase between 1 percent to 2 percent.

That forecast is "not strong but is likely to be much better than in 2008 and signal better times ahead in 2010," the report said.

This holiday season will be the first in three years that is not taking place during a recession.

In addition, some retail capacity has been removed. Lean inventories and an improving economy are a favorable combination for those that "price right," in this environment, the report said. Those lean inventories and reasonable prices will allow many retailers to withstand discounting, according to the ICSC.

Some sales that may be at risk are day after Thanksgiving sales, where as many as one-third of shoppers may typically buy goods for themselves to take advantage of deep discounts. Because retailers have offered great prices all the year, the ICSC believes shoppers won't be as tempted to splurge on themselves.

 

 


Articles You Might Have Missed