Early holiday shopping forecasts suggest good news for restaurants

Early holiday shopping forecasts suggest good news for restaurants

Early forecasts for the holiday shopping season indicate sales and foot traffic will climb this year, with people spending more time in malls and visiting more stores — which could indicate more business for restaurants, say industry experts.

In one of the first forecasts for the season, Chicago-based retail analyst ShopperTrak predicted this week that national retail sales will increase 3.3 percent during November and December, compared to last year, and foot traffic will increa

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