Retail Experts Predict Strong Holiday Sales

By Michelle Wirth   Listen 00:00 01:05   With Black Friday…

Georgia (Nov 20, 2012)

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With Black Friday quickly approaching, retail and marketing experts are predicting a positive economic outlook for Georgia retailers this holiday season. At 8.7 percent in October, Georgia’s unemployment rate has dropped a percentage point from the same time last year. That dip will benefit the state’s retailers according to Randy Stuart, an assistant marketing professor at Kennesaw State University.


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