Shopping http://wyso.org en Dayton Holiday Sales Forecast Gloomy http://wyso.org/post/dayton-holiday-sales-forecast-gloomy <p></p><p>The holiday shopping forecast for the state of Ohio is better than last year’s, according to a study by the University of Cincinnati Economics Center, but the Dayton-area forecast is the worst in the state.</p><p>This holiday season Ohio retailers are looking at a 3.5 percent increase in sales compared to 2012. That estimate, produced by the Economics Center for the Ohio retail group “Focus On Ohio’s Future,” lags behind the national forecast of 3.9 percent. And it lags behind the same estimate last year, when Ohio retailers predicted a 4.2 percent increase from 2011.</p> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 22:21:48 +0000 Lewis Wallace 42540 at http://wyso.org Dayton Holiday Sales Forecast Gloomy