Arizona Retailers Anticipate Slight Increase In Spending

November 26, 2013

Arizona’s retailers said they are cautiously optimistic about spending during the holiday season. Michelle Ahlmer of the Arizona Retailers Association said they expect a slight increase in spending over 2012.

“It’s a later holiday, so that always impacts shopping a bit, but definitely we saw an uptick over the weekend of foot traffic, so that’s always a good indicator,” Ahlmer said.

She said many retailers will be open on Thanksgiving, but it is unclear how many shoppers will embrace the new holiday hours.