Ohio Merchants Expect Stronger Holiday Shopping Season This Year
Ohio retailers are expecting a stronger holiday shopping season this year as compared with 2017.
Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles reports.
Gordon Gough with the Ohio Council of Retail Merchants says a University of Cincinnati study shows this holiday season should be happy for retailers in Ohio.
“Ohio will see a 3.2% increase in Ohio retail activity, a 3.2% increase over 2017 numbers.”
Gough says toys, electronics, clothing are expected to be popular during this holiday season. The study shows a total of $24.9 billion in 2018 will be spent during this holiday season. But that is around half of national estimates of increased spending.