Winter of 2013-2014: 5 lessons retailers can learn
from Progressive Grocer
The winter of 2014 brought record cold and snow throughout North America, and its impacts on business and consumer spending were widespread and significant. How impactful was it? Well, for the S&P 500 companies, the word "weather" was mentioned in almost 200 earnings calls from January through March, an 81 percent increase compared with last year. As retailers look back on this past winter, there are several lessons to be learned that can — and should — be applied to winter 2014-2015 plans.
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