Sales went from stationary to declining. What is behind the pattern as well as will it continue? The response to the 2nd is YES as well as the factor is the solution to the very first – an ongoing shortage of top spenders. While market manufacturers are fretted about wage rises and an increase in inflation what we need to be stressed over is a persistent slide in sales from an increasing shortage in peak spenders. The unescapable result is a major economic slump.