Local Expert Points to Strong Season for Retail

December 26, 2019

WBEN Newsroom

It has been an up and down year for retail in 2019.

Despite the relatively slow growth at times, multiple outlets are reporting that Super Saturday sales were the highest they’ve ever been.

Burt Flickinger, managing director at Strategic Resource Group, says this was a fantastic year in retail from a local perspective despite the limited weeks due to a late Thanksgiving.

One specific industry that’s doing well in Western New York at the moment – sports retail. Flickinger says the relative success of local pro and college sports has created a bump in apparel sales.