As rising gas, housing and health care costs continue to impact many consumers' spending, bargain hunting is playing more of a role in their shopping habits. But the wealthier crowd keeps searching for unique expressions of individuality and will go...
High gasoline and food prices and slow income growth are making consumers more cost-conscious, inclining them to shop more locally and in a growing number of places.
It's also widening the gap between the haves and the have-nots, portending a promising near-term future for stores aimed at upmarket customers, while dollar stores and discounters, with Target a notable exception, are likely to keep struggling, projected Mandy Putnam, a vice president specializing in shopper insights at consultant Retail Forward.
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