There are good signs for the retail industry in the US. It all started with the holiday seasons when the retail industry witnessed a huge turnout of buyers. And then came Christmas. Reports have surfaced that the sales have been bumper this year.
This only shows that with the economy on the road of recovery people are more interested in spending money on buying gifts. According to experts, since the recession crippled the US economy retailers have been having a difficult time. But now it appears that things are changing for good.
The last-minute gift buying was a huge success with hundreds of thousands of people flocking the shops to purchase gifts for their family members, friends and beloved ones. Going by the shopping on this Christmas it can be said with surety that the economy is for sure on road to recovery.
According to industry insiders, this has been the best Christmas sales in the last 2 years. It is understood that more shopping to take place with last-minute gift buyers yet to overcrowd malls and market areas. With most stores open, chances are that the sales would reach its peak. It has turned out to the busiest sales season in at least three years.
General Manager Mark Whiting said: “We’ve had a very, very good holiday shopping season. We’re substantially ahead of last year, and that really started on Black Friday, when many of our retailers had last year’s (sales) numbers starting at 2 or 3 p.m.”
There were many last-minute shoppers. Jon Hurst, president of the Retailers Association of Massachusetts, was one among many who visited the shop. He said: “There are some real steep reductions. I thought that inventories are such they wouldn’t have to discount that much in the end. But I guess they’re taking advantage of the last-minute shoppers and getting them through the door.”
Some great quotes
He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree. Roy L. Smith
Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful. Norman Vincent Peale
Christmas is the gentlest, loveliest festival of the revolving year – and yet, for all that, when it speaks, its voice has strong authority. W.J. Cameron
The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other. Burton Hillis
Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmas-time. Laura Ingalls Wilder
May peace be your gift for this Christmas and the blessing of the Almighty be with you and the world to help us all make this world a better place. To make it a Christmas day everyday of the year. Kurt Avish
Christmas is forever, not for just one day, for loving, sharing, giving, are not to put away like bells and lights and tinsel, in some box upon a shelf. The good you do for others is good you do yourself. Norman Wesley Brooks
A Christmas candle is a lovely thing. It makes no noise at all. But softly gives itself away. Eva Logue