Surviving the season: Retail landlords worry that tight holiday budgets could doom some retailers

Retailers usually get that Christmas-morning feeling of anticipation for the holiday shopping season. This year, many are just hoping to survive. As consumers tighten their spending to cope with higher prices and shrinking savings, stores big and small are feeling the pinch. Some stores, including Linens 'n Things, have filed for bankruptcy and plan to liquidate. Others, like Circuit City, still are fighting for survival. The holiday shopping season is looking more like a make-or-break period than the annual windfall-an...

 

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