At malls across metro Atlanta, retailers are saying the same thing: This has been the best shopping season in years, AJC reporter Arielle Kass writes.
“We’re seeing a significant increase in traffic compared to last year,” Liz Barth, Lenox Square’s assistant director of marketing, told Kass. “Some are indicating it’s been the best Black Friday ever. And they’re retailers who have been here for years.”
The National Retail Federation reported that 212 million people spent $45 billion over the Thanksgiving Black Friday weekend. While many retailers said it is still too soon in the shopping season to make bets on how the holidays will turn out, they are optimistic considering what they’ve seen so far, Kass writes.
Malls are seeing a rise in foot traffic and gift card sales, Kass reports.
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- Henry Unger, The Biz Beat
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