Shopping center group predicts stronger holiday sales in 2013
You might be just starting to think about Halloween, but retailers have been eating, drinking and breathing Christmas for several weeks now.
The latest evidence is the International Council of Shopping CentersÃ¢;Â€Â™ holiday forecast released this week. The organization predicts holiday shopping will grow 3.4 percent, slightly more than last yearÃ¢;Â€Â™s growth of 3 percent.
This isnÃ¢;Â€Â™t the first national holiday sales forecast to come out. Two weeks ago, I wrote about the ShopperTrak prediction thatÃ¢;Â€Â¦;