I hope everyone out there is having a blast getting ready for St. Patty’s Day! I know I sure am. Now that the dreary and cold months following the holidays are finally over, there’s a lot of fun events coming up in the springtime.
We’ve got St. Patrick’s Day (which you should hopefully already be selling!), Mother’s Day (there are some fun gift ideas in this issue), Easter, Memorial Day, and Father’s Day, all coming later down the line, but it’s never too early to start stocking your booths with products. And — get ready for this — consumers are more confident in the economy now and ready to spend their money.
Due to the easing of trade tensions with China, increased consumer spending, and a more stable interest rate environment, the U.S. business sentiment improved in the fourth quarter of 2019, according to a new Citizens Bank business conditions index. In the latest report, the index increased from 60.2 to 61 and remained well above 50, showing growing confidence in the U.S. economy.
“Progress toward the first phase of a China trade deal, more clarity around Brexit, improved consumer spending, and a stable rate environment, took some of the uncertainty off the table for business leaders in the fourth quarter,” said Tony Bedikian, head of Global Markets for Citizens Commercial Banking. “Of course, this quarter the coronavirus is having an impact on certain sectors and markets, but the overall economic trend so far is still positive.”
So with that confidence boost, warmer weather and fun holidays to plan, flip on over to our “Fairs & Festivals” section to see what’s going on in your area and rent out a booth at a new location.
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