FALL 2022 U.S. RETAIL REPORT | THE IMPLICATIONS OF INFLATION ON THE RETAIL INDUSTRY
Written by: Anjee Solanki
Anjee is Colliers' National Director for Retail & Practice Groups. Based in San Francisco and with 28 years of experience, she provides strategic leadership to over 500 specialized retail professionals across 163 offices. Check out her post on Colliers Knowledge Leader here.
A look into how rising inflation rates is impacting retailer and consumer decisions.
Inflation and its impact on retail highlight a mixed reaction. Although there are many indicators, the fluctuations within are driving consumers to be cautious in how and where they spend. Layer the cautiousness with the angst to do and want more requires constant monitoring, forcing investors and retailers to continuously track various cycles.
What we have learned post 2020 to 2021 and how we look forward contemplates the consumer journey. With gasoline prices, supply chain impact on freight, manufacturing, margins, and/or the Inflation Reduction Act implications, all contribute to existing and new challenges.
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