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FTI Consulting

Retail holiday sales forecast to grow 4.5%

Retail holiday sales forecast to grow 4.5%

WASHINGTON — FTI Consulting Inc.’s 2017 U.S. Holiday Retail Forecast projects 4.5% growth in discretionary holiday spending, an increase from 3.3% during the 2016 season. The macroeconomic environment entering the 2017 holiday season is the most favorable since the Great Recession of 2008-2009, which will drive the forecasted spending increase, according to FTI Consulting’s Retail