Michigan retailers expect higher sales this holiday season

Nov 25, 2017

Black Friday shoppers at the Midland Mall
Credit steve carmody / Michigan Radio

Michigan store owners are optimistic this will be a good holiday shopping season.

In a recent Michigan Retailers Association survey, 62 percent of Michigan store owners expect increased sales.  

Low unemployment and positive economic news may be boosting that optimism.  There is also an extra shopping day between Thanksgiving and Christmas this year compared to last year.  

“And also Christmas falls on a Monday,” says Meegan Holland, with the Michigan Retailers Association, “It gives consumers a full weekend of last minute shopping.”

Nationally, holiday sales are predicted to rise by three to four percent over 2016.