According to an MSNBC online article, retailers are lacking the adaptations that the consumers have adopted in the current economic times. Especially with the critical upcoming holiday season, the article reports that retailers need to keep up with the shopping habits of customers and figure out what will get them interested in purchasing.
This would be a good story for localization. Perspectives could be analyzed from both the retailers and the customers in the area. Everyone is affected by this issue and it is very timely with the major holiday spending season approaching.