Monday, April 27, 2015
Current Weather
Loading Current Weather....
Published: Wednesday, 11/16/2011 - Updated: 3 years ago

Forecast looks for best holiday shopping season for Ohio in 4 years


COLUMBUS — A new forecast says increasing employment will help make Ohio's holiday shopping season the strongest since 2007.

The study done by the University of Cincinnati Economics Center predicts a 3.3 percent increase in holiday retail sales in Ohio compared to the same period a year ago.

The researchers say their prediction reflects not only Ohio's slowly rising employment but also improving sales in the state throughout this year and slightly higher inflation.

The report was commissioned by the Ohio Council of Retail Merchants. It says greater Columbus will be responsible for the largest share of the state's holiday sales, followed by the Cleveland and Cincinnati areas.

Recommended for You

Guidelines: Please keep your comments smart and civil. Don't attack other readers personally, and keep your language decent. If a comment violates these standards or our privacy statement or visitor's agreement, click the "X" in the upper right corner of the comment box to report abuse. To post comments, you must be a Facebook member. To find out more, please visit the FAQ.

Related stories