Robust Christmas Tree Sales Mean… Something? Maybe?

The early numbers aren't encouraging in terms of holiday sales. But let's ignore them and rely on this instead:
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The early numbers aren't encouraging in terms of holiday sales. But let's ignore them and rely on this instead:

In the ten years Mr. Sloterbeck has tracked them, sales of trees, wreaths and the like have proved a reliable gauge of overall holiday spending. When people are willing to spring for a bigger tree or buy that extra garland, they’re probably spending more at the mall too.

Mr. Sloterbeck’s contacts tell him it has been a strong season for trees. For the four weeks ended Sunday, the survey shows sales were 4.8% higher than a year ago.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm kicking off early because I am a man.

No Trimming of Christmas Tree Sales [WSJ]
Retailers may see disappointing holiday sales [MarketWatch]
Men take holiday shopping to the edge: Reuters/Ipsos [Reuters]

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