It’s that time to reflect on the year before we finish for Christmas. Ok retailers, I know you are far too busy to do that as your shops are packed with hungry consumers, but for those of us on the supply end, the madness is nearly over and we can take stock and start planning next year. I have spent probably a little too long in these ruminations over the last few months reflecting, so time to look forward!
The good news is that from the retailers I have talked to over the last few weeks, after a slow start, many of them seem pleased with Christmas sales to date, and expect to be up year on year when the figures are reviewed after Christmas, which bodes well for the start of next year. There is nothing like a good Christmas to keep sales going better during the quieter months of the year January and February. (more…)