October 2023 Features

  • CEO Confidence Dips in Q4

    October 18, 2023

    The Conference Board Measure of CEO Confidence in collaboration with The Business Council fell to 46 in Q4 2023, down from 48 in the third quarter. The Measure remained below a reading of 50, which indicates that CEOs maintain a cautious outlook regarding what's ahead for the economy.

  • Deloitte: Holiday Retail Sales Expected to Increase Between 3.5% to 4.6%

    October 11, 2023

    Holiday retail sales are likely to increase between 3.5% and 4.6% in 2023, according to Deloitte's annual holiday retail forecast. Overall, Deloitte's retail and consumer products practice projects holiday sales will total $1.54 to $1.56 trillion during the November to January timeframe. In 2022, holiday sales grew by 7.6% in the same period.