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Ho-ho hoping for holiday sales

“We feel very strongly that is the way it ought to be,” Tolbert says. He estimates nearly one-third of Full Circle’s annual business comes during the holiday season, spanning Thanksgiving through New Year’s. It’s that way for many businesspeople in the metro who hope that this holiday season will be as strong as, if not

Home for the holidays

At Cusack Meats, 301 S.W. 12th, owner Al Cusack won’t sell you mashed potatoes or stuffing, but he does offer smoked turkeys, and has since the early 1970s. “That’s what we do best, and that’s what we stick with,” he says. Cusack starts smoking in July and turkeys are frozen to meet the demand at

Retail rebound?

Retailers around the country are hoping for a holly, jolly Christmas after a few lean years. The local outlook, however, is even more positive. Most agree that 2008 and 2009 were tough, with a slight resurgence last year. The National Retail Federation forecast for holiday spending this year is expected to be up 2.8% over