Reports such as Newschannel5’s “Retailers Make Comeback, Holiday Sales Jump” show a positive trend and another our small business should note. Preliminary data show retail sales jumped 4% during the holiday season. Online shopping was reported to have risen 15 % across the country. Some of that could have been the result of winter storms in the last days of shopping before Christmas. However, our retailers would be wise to develop a strategy to benefit from the shift toward more online shopping and buying.
… it’s probably here somewhere
Daryl Phillips, CEcD, EDFP
I work as an economic developer consulting with communities and companies developing locations, building communities and identifying and developing workforce. However, my opinions on this blog are free and my own, as is the blog itself.
I am a member of International Economic Development Council, Southern Economic Development Council, Tennessee Economic Development Council and International Council of Shopping Centers.
I have earned over 20 years experience in economic and workforce development. I have earned and maintain the designation of Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) from International Economic Development Council (IEDC), the Economic Development Finance Professional (EDFP) certification from National Development Council. I have earned a Master of Business Administration from Tennessee Technological University.
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