Holiday sales in R.I. solid, but short of predictions

SALES OF winter apparel were hurt by the unseasonably warm weather during the holiday season, but they were still 3 percent higher than last year. /
SALES OF winter apparel were hurt by the unseasonably warm weather during the holiday season, but they were still 3 percent higher than last year. /
Looking ahead to the holiday shopping season last October, David Riordan, co-owner of OOP! on Providence's East Side and in the Providence Place mall, predicted the stores would be going "gangbusters." Now, with the sales figures in, it seems he was right on target. "I know in our industry that retailers said they did well,…

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