With Just Days Left, Grinch Is Stealing Retail Christmas: Chart

Davidowitz: Many Stores Will Go Broke at End of Year

It may not be a very merry year for retail profit margins, Bloomberg Intelligence analysts Chen Grazutis and Mariam Sherzard find.

Month-to-date sales rose 1.8% from 2014, less than Johnson Redbook’s 2.3% December target. Warmer temperatures probably deterred purchases of seasonal gear, pushing retailers to deepen discounts. That’s on top of holiday promotions, which will pressure margins and profits. For a link to the full report, click here.

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