Holiday optimism brought to you by FedEx, Delta

Wondering how the economy will fare in the coming holiday shopping season? According to a
Crafts+Cookie+Container(3).jpgBloomberg report, major transportation and retail executives are upbeat about the holidays.

 FedEx and Delta say increased shipments to U.S. retailers indicate “a brighter holiday sales season for retailers.”

Bruce Rockowitz, president of Hong Kong-based Li & Fung Ltd., a major Wal-Mart and Target suppier, said his orders are ahead of last year.

Read the full Boomberg story here.

Holiday shopping won’t cure all that’s wrong with the economy, but the economic outlook for the coming holiday season is lot better than it was a year ago.

More holiday retail news:

Toys ‘R’ Us hiring 45,000 seasonal workers, opening 600 Toys ‘R’ Us Express stores

Borders Group opening 25 seasonal Borders Express stores

Deloitte expects modest holiday sales growth

Photo: Associated Press