JCK’s Big Picture Monday provides a weekly summary of economic indicators impacting the jewelry industry.
– Holiday sales forecasts begin to appear: The National Retail Federation thinks sales will “go up 2 percent.” The International Council of Shopping Centers predicts the number will be between 3 and 3.5 percent for chain stores.
– Mall vacancy rates dipped for the first time in three years.
– The Wall Street Journal says: “Bling is on the upswing.”Follow JCK on Instagram: @jckmagazine
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