COLUMBUS, Ohio — Retail sales for the fourth quarter will be significantly better than a year ago, according to a sales forecast released Tuesday by Kantar Retail here. However, the holiday will feel weak compared to the relatively strong pace of retail sales in the first three quarters — a pace inflated temporarily by economic stimulus and pent-up demand, the research and consulting group added. “Prices and uncertainty will weigh heavily on the holiday outlook,” Frank Badillo, senior ...
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