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The Big Chill: Retailers May Face Losses on Colder Spring Ahead

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Berwyn, PA–If retailers took a hit this fall/holiday season of more than $500 million in lost sales due to warmer-than-normal temperatures, Spring 2016 could see another hit–this time due to colder-than-normal early Spring temperatures. According to Scott Bernhardt, president of Planalytics, a consulting firm that analyzes the effect of weather …

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“Weather Weary” Consumers to Get a Break on Black Friday

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Berwyn, PA—After the tumult of Superstorm Sandy and a recent Nor’easter, the weather fortunately will be cooperative this Thanksgiving and Black Friday weekend, the traditional kick off of the holiday shopping season. At least that’s the forecast from Planalytics, a weather-focused consultancy that advises businesses about weather patterns. Although some …