Cold holiday shopping?

David Blake
December 06, 2017 - 1:37 pm

Could the bitter cold actually put some folks in the mood for holiday shopping?  LSU business professor Dan Rice says it's possible, but then again it could go the other way for retailers anxious for foot traffic.

''They probably won't see too much damage in the long term once the weather breaks,'' said Rice.

On line shopping is already hot and if folks don't want to brave the cold, it's just another excuse to dial up their presents.

''They're just setting all kinds of records left and right if you look at the numbers from Black Friday and Cyber Monday,'' Rice said.

Rice says there's always some sales that attract shoppers and some may just wait until the weather breaks a bit.

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