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December 10, 2008   5 Comments

Christmas Stocking Report

One of the reasons I was certain we were in a recession last year was my informal survey of Christmas merchandise in stores last year. I noticed there wasn’t as much stuff, and it was obvious because the aisle displays weren’t in use at stores. In 2006 you could barely move with all of the stuff filling space in the aisles.

This year PoP at Morning Martini noticed a further reduction, the road side tents selling Christmas trees are missing from her area. Once she said it, I realized she was right, the normal places where various groups have been selling Christmas trees for years are empty. The tents that shift from Christmas trees to fireworks on the 26th are not up. They were there last year, but not this year.

December 10, 2008   2 Comments