Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Has the Retail Recession Finally Lifted?

From Kids Today Online (Dallas market reports increase in attendance, 7/2/2010) the Dallas Market Center reported an increase in attendance over last June, with double-digit increases in buyers from the Southeast, Northeast, Midwest and West.

The market also reported that approximately one out of five buyers attending June market was new to Dallas; more than 30 new permanent exhibitors were added to the marketplace; and almost a dozen major buying groups participated in the show.

"We are pleased that attendance remained strong and are fortunate that our solid regional economy positively affects our markets," said Bill Winsor, president and CEO, Dallas Market Center. "In addition to continuing to serve our long-standing customers, our continued goal is to introduce new buyers and exhibitors to our marketplace and offer them the best market experience and best value possible."

According to the International Council of Shopping Centers sales have been growing by around 4% each month - the best it's been since 2006.

The world revolves and runs off money and we're all glad to see a brighter future ahead for our economy.
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