Analysts: Retailers, consumers suffer from a disconnect

11/5/2009 | MSNBC

Too many retailers remain out of touch with customers' changing attitudes, analysts warn. In a time of tighter budgets, consumers are looking for bargains on items they need. Instead, retailers are slashing prices on items they're looking to dump, analysts say. They're also playing it safe with few "must-have" items for consumers. Together, the disconnect could be disastrous for retailers' holiday season, analysts warn.

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