Love is in the air, warm weather is on its way, the days are getting longer — I’m expecting only good vibes this February, and hopefully you are, too! Let’s push through the last month of harsh winter and get ready for the fun spring and summer months.
To add on to those good vibes, The National Retail Federation submitted official holiday sales from 2019, and they grew 4.1 percent from 2018, amounting to $730.2 billion in total sales. NRF was calling for a growth between 3.8 and 4.2 percent, so the final percentage was on the high end of their guestimation. Online holiday sales rose 14.6 percent, slightly topping an expected range of 11 to 14 percent.
Not everything was all hunky-dory, unfortunately. Keller’s Flea Market had a massive fire erupt in one of their buildings in late January. Luckily the damage was contained to only one building, but many vendors lost a lot of merchandise. Albeit through difficult conditions, the community came together and helped those vendors in need, which is the silver lining to the situation.
Coming together as a community is what makes flea markets so great in the first place. So keep your community bright and friendly this season, and happy selling!
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