Analysts expect to see growth in October retail sales

11/4/2009 | Wall Street Journal, The

October retail sales were better than expected for many retailers, analysts found, indicating that consumers might be ready to return to their shopping ways. Analysts are projecting that October sales climbed 1% to 2% from last October. Executives at retailers, many of which will report October sales Thursday, say autumn has brought in more shoppers, which could help lend momentum to the holiday season.

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