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The Big Squeeze: How Our Hourglass Economy is Affecting U.S. Retail Real Estate and the Way We Shop

The slowing growth of the U.S. labor force, along with the aging population, will have implications for spending patterns and retailers’ performance. The first section of this report provides an overview of the health of the U.S. consumer, examining current trends in spending. This is followed by a look at the growing gap in income distributions and how they will favor discount and luxury retailers at either end of the income spectrum.
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