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Ho ho ho-hum

Sorry, but we aren't spending as freely as you had hoped, and many of us prefer to go online to do our buying

By Kristen Consillio

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Dec 27, 2013

~~<p>Business was brisk on the day after Christmas as retailers crossed their fingers for higher spending after disappointing sales leading up to the holiday.</p>
<p>A shortened shopping season between Thanksgiving and Christmas, diminishing visitor spending and economic uncertainty tied to a government shutdown earlier this year put a damper on holiday sales, said Mark Stor&shy;fer, board chairman for the Retail Merchants of Hawaii trade group and chief operating officer for Hilo Hattie.</p>
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Business was brisk on the day after Christmas as retailers crossed their fingers for higher spending after disappointing sales leading up to the holiday.

A shortened shopping season between Thanksgiving and Christmas, diminishing visitor spending and economic uncertainty tied to a government shutdown earlier this year put a damper on holiday sales, said Mark Stor­fer, board chairman for the Retail Merchants of Hawaii trade group and chief operating officer for Hilo Hattie. Login for more...



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