One of the big concerns is that businesses will start to gear up too quickly in anticipation of a rebound in demand or even the rebound we've already seen. But if the demand is temporary, then they will be stuck with too many goods on their shelves, so there's reason to be cautious in coming months.
This sector saw about a 4 percent growth last year. I expect it to do about the same, between 3 to 4 percent this year.
Clothing really isn't at the top of the list this year.
It gets people out of their homes and closer to stores. You would think it would boost sales.
There is more of a risk this season that people will be less able to make payments on these offers.