Ohio Shoppers Looking For Sales This Holiday Season
November 8, 2002

Santa's pack may be a little lighter than usual this year in many Ohio households.

Random interviews of consumers around the state indicate that people are being more careful about how many holiday gifts they're buying and how much they're spending.

Michelle Healey, of Delaware, was looking for gifts at an upscale mall with her two-year-old daughter, but said she will be doing most of her shopping at Wal-Mart and Target.

She is like many Ohioans who say they're worried about jobs and investments in a stagnant economy.

Healey says that even at the malls, she will be looking for more sales.

Nationwide, retailers are hoping for a better holiday season than expected, as October sales figures showed a buying spree resulting from the early arrival of cold weather.

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