Queens Holiday Shopping Report
Neither Boom Nor Bust
Queens Shopping / Updated January 6, 2010.
December Holiday Shopping. From what we can gather so far, the December shopping pattern seemed in line with our earlier report following the Thanksgiving weekend [see below]. Some retailers reported fair results, while others reported disappointing results all of which was somewhat consistent with the year as a whole. Most were happy to finish 2009 and appeared to be ready to start the year anew, with some small bit of optimism peering through.
First Report - November 30, 2009.
Thanksgiving Weekend Shopping. The Thanksgiving holiday shopping season got its official start last weekend. The first reports in are that it was neither boom nor bust, which given this year, one could interpret as good news. According to national figures, shoppers spent a bit more money than last year, and the real good news is that more people were out shopping. The weather was cooperative as the temperatures were unseasonally warm, in the high fifties and low sixties, and sunny. In Queens, based on our website tracking numbers, some of the staples seemed to attract higher interest such as clothing, furniture and food. It's also worth noting that Queens employment picture is besting the national average, with unemployment at 9% vs 10% for the nation.
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