The week of August 15-19 should provide lots of insights about the American consumer.
Welcome to a new week. Ecommerce-focused professional events are in another state of summer lull after eTail gathered in Boston last week. Still, there will be plenty of news that offers a look at the shape of the industry and consumer behavior right now. Here’s a look at the schedule for earnings and indicators:
The first week of the month put a focus on jobs, while last week spotlighted prices through inflation. This week, consumer spending steps into the ring. Federal agencies will be releasing the following data:
Second quarter earnings season is beginning to round into the home stretch. But before we get to the finish line, a group of the nation’s largest retailers will issue their results, providing a look at consumer and economic trends in the process.
Here’s a look at some of the key questions we’ll be looking to answer as we dig through these reports: