Retailers Fear Quiet Holiday Shopping Season

November 25, 2013 10:36 PM
Retailers Fear Quiet Holiday Shopping Season
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" BOSTON (CBS) — This holiday shopping season may prove to be disappointing for retailers.

That’s according to retail analysts that say the late Thanksgiving paired with tax increases and high energy costs could keep would-be shoppers’ wallets in their pockets.

Outside the Hickory Farms holiday market, they were offering treats in an effort to lure customers on Monday. But for the most part, free candy wasn’t doing the trick.

“People just aren’t spending what they spent ten years ago when they went into a retail shop. But we have to keep a positive outlook,” Edward Jupin said "

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