Strong start for ABQ holiday shopping
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November 26, 2012 - 4:49pm
The holiday shopping season got off to a robust start in Albuquerque over the four-day Thanksgiving weekend with Coronado Center, the state’s largest shopping center, reporting a nearly 10 percent sales increase from 2011.
Nationally, consumers spent $59.1 billion over the weekend, a 13 percent increase over last year, according to the National Retail Federation.
“In 2011, we had 40 stores open at midnight, including two department stores. This year we had 74 stores open at midnight, and Sears…
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