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Rotten weather stalls post-Christmas sales

By DOUG THOMPSON
December 26, 2010

A New Yorker walks his dog in Central Park (AFP)

Nothing frustrates a nervous retailer looking for a big return during post-Christmas sales than the depression that comes from a massive East Coast snowstorm that shuts down the shopping malls and keeps shoppers home for the day.

After the best holiday season since 2007, retailers from the Southeast to New England looked outside as blizzard-level snowstorms struck.  With forecasts calling for up to 20 inches of snow in Philadelphia and Boston the post-holiday shopping mood was mired in snowdrifts.

“The forecast will tend to keep shoppers at home,” Scott A. Bernhardt, chief operating officer at weather research firm Planalytics told The Associated Press.

Malls from the Carolinas to New Jersey closed early and some never even opened.

“This was not the way we wanted to wrap up the Christmas shopping season,” one retail manager told Capitol Hill Blue.

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4 Responses to Rotten weather stalls post-Christmas sales

  1. Carl Nemo

    December 27, 2010 at 2:38 am

    It’s truly a rotten world when post Christmas ‘sales’ are supposed to trump the weather; ie., Mother Nature in all her violent and beautiful glory.

    Stormy weather makes one feel vital and closer to nature…no? : )

    Carl Nemo **==

    • logtroll

      December 27, 2010 at 10:18 am

      Ain’t it the truth… I love stormy weather!

  2. Keith

    December 27, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    Where are Al Gore and David Suzuki (along with all their “global warming” nonsense) when we REALLY need them?

    Indeed, has anyone else noticed that we haven’t heard a peep out of either one of these clowns lately?

    • Carl Nemo

      January 4, 2011 at 12:52 am

      Yeah Keith, the silence is deafening!

      Recently Jesse Ventura aired a program concerning the ‘Global Warming’ conspiracy. It was a knockout punch or body slam in Jesse’s case concerning the fact that its all about “money” and Al Gore is up to his armpits in the scheme concerning the “carbon trading” market. The plot even leads back to China relative to a guy that was a U.N. ‘planner’ for quite a few years and seems to be pitch man for a Rothchild plan to make beaucoup Euro’s, bucks, shekels n’ yuan off this vampiric scheme to bleed corporations and nation’s white concerning carbon swaps etc. which in essence is a RICO inspired “shellgame” extraordinaire.

      Carl Nemo **==