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Ohio Merchants Expect Stronger Holiday Shopping Season This Year

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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.

 

 

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