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By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Most of you are probably at your Thanksgiving destination ready for the big holiday meal. Many of you will focus on shopping the rest of the weekend.

Wednesday many retailers were preparing for Black Friday, and some were even getting ready for sales on Thanksgiving Day.

For the first time Sears will be open Thanksgiving Day.

Sears has bumped up staff, and spent late nights getting everything ready to accommodate what they hope will be a great four days of sales.

"You've got to prepare and my staff has been prepped for about a month now we hired about 20 associates. It's go, go, go, as soon as we open our doors at 4 a.m. to when we close at 10 p.m." said George Galligan, Sears General Manager.

The National Retail Federation predicts a 2.3-percent increase in holiday spending this year.

That would be the best holiday shopping season since 2006.

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