Retailers Are Expecting Happier Holidays This Year than Last
9/12/2013 9:24 AM
In what could be a sign of happy holidays for retailers this year, import volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to grow 5.1% in September over the same month last year, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report from the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.
“Retailers are making up for the slow imports seen earlier in the year,” says Jonathan Gold, NRF’s vice president for supply chain and Customs Policy. “It’s too early to predict holiday sales, but merchants are clearly stocking up.”
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