Political uncertainty colors retailers' mood

01/17/2013 | Women's Wear Daily (subscription required)

Retailers gathered for Retail's BIG Show this week were optimistic as they explored the many ways technology and trends are coming together to shape the industry's future, but there was less optimism and more worry when the talk turned to politics. "Retailers want some level of certainty about taxes, some level of certainty about the deficit, some level of certainty about the debt ceiling. All these things are just hanging out there and need resolutions," said Macy's chairman and CEO Terry Lundgren.

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