In a May 2008 national survey of Catholic stores, Catholic Retail explored both store and supplier perceptions related to the Future of the Catholic Trade. Results of that study indicate a general sense of optimism about the future of Catholic retail, but also indicated concerns about the cost of materials, production and energy as well as the impact of higher fuel prices on the average consumer.

2008 Catholic Retailer Survey [PDF]

2008 Catholic Supplier Survey [PDF]