Contact Us

No Bright Lights Looking Ahead to Christmas Spending

Bargain Hunters Hit The Streets As Sales Begin
Scott Barbour/Getty Images

A new poll out  doesn’t hold good news for retailers, America’s Research Group found that more than one-quarter of Americans — 27 percent — plan to spend less during the holidays this year. Another 55 percent plan to spend only as much as last year, with only 18 percent set to spend more, down from 23 percent last year.

 The survey done for Reuters also found that more than half expect the economy to slow further before it recovers, and about 51 percent don’t feel better about their family finances. America’s Research Group President Britt Beemer said, “Retailers better be worried about Christmas. If half of Americans believe it is going to be worse before it gets better, they may not be too excited about buying much this Christmas season.”

Best of News Talk KIT

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://newstalkkit.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for KIT VIP quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive KIT VIP contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.