Retailers Hope For Strong Christmas Season

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A police officer speaks on a walkie-talkie to help maintain crowd... News PhotoAssistance,Berlin,Business,Christmas,Consumerism,Control,Crowd,Customer,Economy,Finance,Full Length,Germany,Horizontal,Merchandise,People,Police Force,Repairing,Retail,Shop,Shopping,Shopping Centre,Talking,Walkie-Talkie,WinterPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2012 Getty ImagesBERLIN, GERMANY - DECEMBER 08: A police officer speaks on a walkie-talkie to help maintain crowd control during Christmas shopping at a shopping mall on December 8, 2012 in Berlin, Germany. German consumer confidence dropped prior to the Christmas season from a high level, according to a survey released at the end of November, expecting to harm retail sales in December, but not to the point of hurting businesses greatly. (Photo by Adam Berry/Getty Images)