Thursday, November 16, 2017

Holiday gift predicted for Mass. retailers this season after last year’s lump of coal

Image result for holiday shoppingThe Retailers Association of Massachusetts is predicting a 3.1 percent bump in holiday season retail sales over last year, a welcome reversal after a loss in 2016.

The prediction from the state’s industry group is based on its survey of the 4,000 members of the statewide trade association. The projected increase is not as high as the the National Retail Federation’s prediction of between 3.6 and 4 percent for the holiday season.. . . more

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