‘Tis the Season for Shopping Local: Mom-and-Pop Retailers Hopeful About Holiday Sales

A positive outlook on the upcoming holiday season…

New Manta Survey Reveals Half of Small Retailers Are More Optimistic About Holiday Sales This Year Compared to Last Year…

 ‘Tis
the Season for Shopping Local: Mom-and-Pop Retailers Hopeful About Holiday
Sales


Manta
Launches SMB Wellness Index, Reveals New Business Activity on the Rise in
Q2

COLUMBUS,
Ohio–November 1, 2011–
As
big-box retailers like Wal-Mart reinstate layaway payment plans to combat an
expected drop in holidays sales, nearly half of small retailers (49 percent) say
they are more optimistic about holiday sales this year versus 2010, according to
a new survey from Manta, the largest online SMB community. The survey of nearly
800 small retailers, most with fewer than 10 employees, also revealed that four
in 10 are heading into the busiest shopping season of the year with better sales
than they had last year.  
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