Big Picture Monday: Your Weekly Economic Snapshot

With the economy still
JCK’s Big Picture Monday
begins a weekly summary of economic indicators impacting the jewelry industry.

– The International Council of Shopping Centers: Sales picking up.

– A good omen for the retail holiday season: An
increase in shipments
to stores by FedEx and Delta.

– Another good omen: More retail hiring
this season than last.

– And now, a not-so-good omen: Consumer confidence dropped in
, according to the Conference Board.