Every quarter Capital Business Credit surveys importers and manufacturers of retail goods to get their take on the health of the market and retail trends.
This quarter, the survey results reflect very mixed reviews regarding what the spring season will bring.
Some of the survey’s key findings include:
• 50% of importers of retail goods are experiencing an increase in orders this spring as compared to last year, while 50% are experiencing a decrease or no change year-over-year
• 48% of importers worry that their business is facing a negative impact due to the increased payroll tax
• While respondents could not agree on how spring would perform, the majority believe that 2013 overall will be stronger than in 2012 To read more of the survey results which were featured in WWD click here.