Winter storm isn't hurting sales much

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Monday, December 27, 2010

UNDATED (AP) -- The weekend snowstorm in the East has deterred some people from hitting day-after-Christmas sales, but it appears not to have been a big blow for retailers who are coming off a strong shopping season. And then there's always Monday.

Greg Maloney, CEO of Jones Lang LaSalle, which manages malls across the country, says "People will just wait a day to do exchanges and use their gift cards. It's no big deal."

There were more snow plows than shoppers at Jackson Premium Outlets in Jackson, N.J., but the weather didn't keep shopper Shoba Dorai from traveling nearly 40 miles with a girlfriend and her friend's two toddlers. She says the weather wasn't bad when she left her house Sunday morning, but later she said, "I guess it was not a great idea, though." New Jersey was hit hard by the snowstorm. Many stores closed by 3 p.m.

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