"The National Retail Federation in late September forecast sales would increase 2.2 percent for the 2008 holiday season (November and December), the slightest increase since 2002, when holiday sales rose 1.3 percent. Over the past 10 years, holiday sales have increased about 4.4 percent annual, so this year's expected increase will be half that."It's not the best news for pet business retailers or service providers, but increases are still expected despite the lapse in the economy. While dog, cat and other animal lovers may be conservative in their holiday spending, my bet is that they won't forget their cherished pets. Sales are still to be had and services will still need to be provided. But consumers will be making wiser and more conservative choices. Make sure you are on their list.
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- Learn how you can effectively communicate with your individual audience through the holiday season and drive more sales.
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