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Optimism High After Opening Weekend

Atlanta, GA - Thanksgiving weekend wasn't just strong for four metro Atlanta retailers — it was spectacular.The local retailers said it's too soon to know whether a "blockbuster" Black Friday and "excellent" Small Business Saturday... more »

Local Business See Uptick in Holiday Sales

Anderson, IN - Retailers are hoping statewide and national trends of a predicted increase in holiday sales hold true locally.Kathy Flemming, who owns Seasons of the Heart with Nancy McCafferty, said they have been encouraged... more »

Small Businesses Strive for Holiday Sales

Wausau, WI - Janet Stellmach is busy this holiday season.The owner of Janet's Yarns and Crafts, 401 S. Central Ave. in Marshfield, said Black Friday and the weekend after Thanksgiving were "outstanding" for her business.... more »

Black Friday Sales Hit Record, Says Report

New York, NY - Preliminary reports for Black Friday indicate that retailers may have seen their strongest sales ever during the all-important kick-off to the holiday shopping season. Retail sales on Black Friday climbed 6.6%... more »

Small Retailers See Stronger Holiday Sales

Economic concerns linger, but mom-and-pop retailers say they finally expect some cheer this season.Nearly half are more optimistic about holiday sales vs. last year, according to a new survey of 792 small retailers by online... more »

Hundreds of Billions Expected in Christmas Retail Despite Economy

Shreveport, LA - It's a cash-straped holiday season — but Americans will still spend billions on the Christmas spirit this year.The National Retail Federation's Holiday Sales Forecast predicts $465 billion in retail sales for November... more »

Predictions up for Holiday Shopping Season, Good News for Retailers

As the Halloween decorations are stowed and the candy shelves cleared of all that orange-and-black packaging, retailers' fancy turns to the biggest season of the year: Christmas.Forecasters are predicting better-than gross domestic product results for... more »

More Stores, People Take Advantage of Layaway

Tulsa, OK - Debt is a four-letter word in more ways than one.So was layaway, once upon a time - or, at least, it wasn't one used loudly.Growing up years ago, if you didn't have... more »

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