Shoppers to Spend Less this Summer: Survey

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Just when it seemed consumers were opening up their wallets again, they will cut back spending this summer, according to results of a new survey by America’s Research Group here.

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Just when it seemed consumers were opening up their wallets again, they will cut back spending this summer, according to results of a new survey by America’s Research Group here.

“Discretionary consumer spending will be in steep fall this summer as a majority of Americans rethink everything from back-to-school spending to vacation plans,” Britt Beamer, chief executive of America’s Research Group, said in a statement. “Disappointing May sales figures are only

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