East Texans Sound Off on Consumer Spending
POSTED: Wednesday, July 1, 2009 - 7:40am
UPDATED: Thursday, April 8, 2010 - 2:07am
EAST TEXAS— Although the holiday shopping season is months away, retailers are already making plans to ensure consumers are spending this year.
Last year, retail chains reported the worst holiday shopping season in decades. According to the International Council of Shopping Centers, 2008 industry sales fell 2.2 percent for the holiday shopping season, the biggest decline since 1970.
We asked East Texans to sound off on what they think businesses should do to get customers through the door.