July 15, 2014

Consumer optimism about the economy reached a 12-month high in July.

November 27, 2013

U.S. retailers are showing cautious optimism for the upcoming holiday shopping season.

May 23, 2013

A Thursday report by Bloomberg said that U.S. consumer confidence for the week ended May 19 advanced, indicating that Americans’ outlook on the economy is optimistic.

March 4, 2013

A report released by Ipsos found that affluent optimism in the U.S. economy rose significantly in February.

April 18, 2011

From where I sit, I’ve noticed a certain “buzz” of optimism in our industry -- frustrations and anxieties from a tough couple of years seem to be giving way to increasingly sunny retail sales forecasts. Is this sudden sense of optimism justified by cold, hard facts? Or, is this increasing sense of optimism somewhat irrational?

March 25, 2011

Spirits were up, and so was attendance, dramatically so, among both the show’s attendees and exhibitors.