Monday, October 21, 2013
Cloudy Forecast for Holiday Spending Prompts More Promotion. (The New York Times, 10/20/2013)
Thanksgiving falls on the November 28th this year, compared to the 22nd in 2012.
Ach du lieber, 6 fewer shopping days.
Combine this fact with continued economic uncertainty, and you have retailers quaking in their Christmas booties. (No, really, it's safe; trust me.)