It won't be as bad as early in the pandemic, but shoppers should plan ahead.
As goes the U.S. consumer, so goes the U.S. economy.
Retail sales growth slowed even as retailers offered early holiday discounts online and in stores.
Walmart is converting 42 warehouses that normally ship products to its stores so they can also fulfill online orders.
Hiring is down overall, but up for e-commerce jobs. Warehouse and shelf-stocking jobs have tripled compared to past years.
Spending continues to grow, but at a slower pace. And some expect it to level off altogether in the coming quarter.
But it could also have something to do with how luxury retail is doing during the pandemic.