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Memorial Day sales good

May 26, 2003

Albany -- Many Southwest Georgians spent Memorial Day shopping. Albany Mall merchants say business was good today. Shoppers were steady at the Mall, despite worries about the sluggish economy.

J.C. Penney's spends a lot of money to market their Memorial Day weekend sales event, and they say it paid off in Albany. Sales were up 8-point-2 percent this weekend over last year at the Albany store. Penney's Assistant Manager Cedric Payne said "I think once consumers get in the mood, and the country, we've begun to bring our troops back home. The confidence overall has come back up. People are starting to come back out and get in the mood for shopping. I think that has a whole lot to do with it."

Payne says despite the struggling economy, sales in South Georgia have remained even this year. This weekend Penney's reports they have sold lots of women's and children's clothes.

posted at 3:50 by jimw@walb.com

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