One of the perks of working in the restructuring space is the wealth of industry information and forecasting available from the many talented financial advisors who I work with. FTI Consulting’s Retail & Consumer Products Practice, for one, is heavily involved with the issues and challenges facing retailers today, and I look forward to receiving a copy of their retail report at the end of each year.
The mood this year? Guarded optimism. But equally significant, one of this year’s take aways, according to FTI’s 2017 retail forecast, is that now, more than ever, how specific large retailers fare during the holiday season may be mostly or entirely divorced from the broader performance of the season. You can download the full report here.