I just want to share some news in case you don't read trade magazines regularly. (I don't.)
Since many of us are little neighborhood brick and mortars, I just wanted to share that I heard from several customers who work in corporate higher end retail, like Stella McCartney or work in luxury markets, that customers have been cancelling orders or not showing up at wholesale appointments due to the economic uncertainty that the political environment has created. Customers who work for the arts or who rely on the ACA are afraid to spend money, and I don't blame them!
I really haven't looked too hard, but I was wondering if there are any statistics related to elections as they relate to retail. So far I am definitely seeing that General Elections cause downturns in retail. I am wondering what you are sensing in the mood of customers.
I had heard that during "depressions" sometimes bars stay lively and strong, but hearing in my neighborhood, that this is not really the case.
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