CBC's Global Retail Manufacturers and Importers Survey
With the release of February retail numbers that were the strongest they’ve been in months, it appears the retail industry can look forward to some much needed growth.
For the first time since Capital Business Credit launched its quarterly client survey in early 2011, manufacturers and importers of retail merchandise indicated a level of optimism for the 2012 Spring and Summer retail seasons.
Some key highlights from the survey include:
- 43.2 % of respondents say that the 2012 spring season will be stronger than 2011
- 40 % believe that the 2012 summer season will surpass last year’s sales
- 40 % of respondents indicated that retailers ordered more merchandise for the spring season compared to last year
- An overwhelming 78.3 % cited that they are receiving re-orders for spring merchandise
to read the full results from CBC’s Global Retail Manufacturers and Importers Survey.