Suz Somersall finishes setting up a display for KiraKira, a women's jewelry and accessories store, inside Palette, a space for eight local retailers at Stonefield in Charlottesville, Va. Photo / Ryan M. Kelly / The Daily Progress
Posted: Monday, November 25, 2013 6:00 am
Posted on Nov 25, 2013
Despite a sluggish national economy — further slowed by October’s partial federal government shutdown — area retailers are anticipating a positive holiday shopping season.
In November and December, U.S. retail sales are expected to increase 3.9 percent to $602.1 billion, up from 3.5 percent growth in 2012, according to the National Retail Federation.
Monday, November 25, 2013 6:00 am.