R.I. shopping centers feeling merry about December despite economic challenges

FEELING THE SPIRIT: Providence Place mall reported an increase in visitors to the mall in the first weekend of the holiday shopping season, placing the rise at about 3% above a year earlier. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
STEPPING OUT: Providence Place mall is among the shopping centers reporting big crowds this holiday season. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
Crowded stores and stronger-than-expected sales have analysts predicting that the rest of the holiday shopping season will be a banner one despite higher prices, rising inflation and nagging COVID-19 concerns. “This holiday season was very interesting,” said Farbod Farhadi, associate professor of business management at Roger Williams University. “A number of forces were in play…

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