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Cold weather sells warm clothes

By Jim Wallace - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –   South Georgia retailers say cold temperatures this fall and winter have boosted their sales. Sales at the Albany J. C. Penney increased nearly 4% in the fourth quarter.

The manager credits solid sales of cold weather clothes and items. He knows most other South Georgia retailers also saw good sales even before Thanksgiving.

"In the past sometime we hadn't sold cold weather merchandise until we really got into December. We had boot sales, we had coat sales. Caps and mittens, and flannel, and sweaters throughout every department," said store manager Joe Iles.

Iles says those cold weather items were a big factor in their huge Black Friday sales increase.

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