Christmas in July: The 2015 holiday shopping forecast in 5 charts

The calendar may read June, but for the retail industry, it’s time to start preparing for the holiday season. For the past few seasons, a running narrative surrounding holiday shopping has been that the traditional hype is diminishing. Thanks to e-commerce, deals are more readily available over a longer period of time, and people aren’t flocking into stores to take advantage of sales.Read the full article