JUNE QUARTER OUTLOOK REVEALS DECLINE IN EXPECTATIONS
11 April 2011,
BUSINESS expectations have declined as consumer deleveraging weighs down retailers, wholesalers and manufacturers, according to the latest Dun & Bradstreet Business Expectations Survey. Dun & Bradstreet CEO Christine Christian believes the latest results show that consumer deleveraging is becoming an entrenched trend that is primarily impacting retailers but also flowing through to their suppliers in the wholesale and manufacturing industries.
The impact of consumer deleveraging is most evident in sales and profit expectations but is also flowing through to other key indices.