Shoppers urged to stay local for Small Business Saturday

Locally owned businesses across the Garden State were hoping to see a boost in foot traffic for Small Business Saturday.



The annual event serves as a reminder that many mom-and-pop shops are counting on help from their community before they close out their books for the year.



The National Retail Federation was projecting a 3.6 percent boost in shopping revenue in November and December. That's greater than in 2015, which saw a 3.2 percent increase.



Analysts say they're expecting a good holiday season for retailers because consumers have seen steady job and income gains, which translates into more spending at local stores.



 


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