Consumers Go Window Shopping

Mar 31, 2003
George Anderson

By George Anderson

Look but don’t buy seems to be the rule for many consumers with the war raging in Iraq, reports The New York Times.

Tracy Mullin, president, The National Retail Federation, said “people are still shopping for necessities – trading sweaters for swimsuits – but there’s probably a lot of them who are putting off big purchases.”

Moderator’s Comment: Is uncertainty over the war’s
impact on the economy changing consumer shopping behavior?

Americans, we’ve been told, have notoriously low attention
spans. We’re also optimistic and action-oriented by nature. Let the shopping
begin. [George
Anderson – Moderator

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