Retail consultant Craig Johnson is not letting Manhattan retailers off the hook for something silly like a transit strike. He tells CNN/Money, "As we said immediately after Katrina [when] CEO's blamed the weather instead of themselves for poor results, 'Meteorology is always the last refuge of retail management scoundrels.' Now you can add 'public sector strikes' as the latest refuge of retail management scoundrels." Mm, mm, mm. Can you taste the holiday spirit?
· NY strike may boost online sales [CNN/Money]