Consumers Cool On Holiday Spending With Doubts ‘Deep Discounts’ Are Coming
One likely reason for tighter spending plans is consumers aren’t expecting “deep discounts” offered in US earlier in 19 pandemic, shows Simon-Kucher survey. Four times as many than in 2021 expect 10% or less discounts.
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