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Rosalind Wells Quotes

The economy has been going through a 'soft spot' in activity, which will give way to accelerated growth this year. 2003 will not be a year of exceptional strength, but rather of solid advance. GAFS sales trends will parallel overall economic activity and improve during the year.
Rosalind Wells
#Economy

A combination of many factors, including energy prices, the job market, disposable income and consumer confidence, will ultimately affect retailers' sales this holiday season.
Rosalind Wells
#Confidence

Recession remains a possibility. However, we feel that the strong underpinnings of the U.S. economy and the resilience of the U.S. consumer will force the stalling growth over the next few months to give way to a rebound beginning next year.
Rosalind Wells
#Economy

Consumers will still feel compelled to seek out the best deal for their money.
Rosalind Wells
#Money

After several strong months of retail sales growth, it seems clear that the economy is picking up momentum just in time for the holidays.
Rosalind Wells
#Economy

Consumers shook off concerns about higher energy costs and responded well to the seasonal promotions. If November is any indication of what consumers are capable of, retailers can expect a very happy holiday season.
Rosalind Wells
#Energy

The strong retail sales we saw in the second half of 2005 will be replaced by more conservative spending in the new year.
Rosalind Wells
#Conservative

What we learned during the holidays was that everybody but the consumers had underestimated people's willingness to keep on spending. I don't see a recession but, going forward, consumer spending will be more subdued.
Rosalind Wells
#Holidays

As interest rates go up, people are going to find it more loath to take out home-equity lines of credit. Consumers are not going to feel as anxious to tap into their home values.
Rosalind Wells
#Home

It's the middle-tier department stores that are having the most difficulty now.
Rosalind Wells
#Difficulty

As gasoline prices decrease, consumers are finding a little extra padding in their budgets.
Rosalind Wells
#Budgets

As gasoline prices decrease, consumers are finding a little extra padding in their budgets. Nearly every retail category has seen strong sales growth in the past few months, indicating that retailers will see positive gains as consumers continue to spend this holiday season.
Rosalind Wells
#Budgets

We will see much weaker sales in February. I think consumers will be harder pressed to spend the way they have been spending.
Rosalind Wells
#Sales

Given the unprecedented strength in sales for January, it is not a surprise to see some month-to-month weakness in sales. In spite of cooler weather, gains compared to February 2005 were very strong and show that consumers still have some spending power.
Rosalind Wells
#Sales

We expect consumers to become more conservative as the year goes on.
Rosalind Wells
#Conservative