The retail industry expects the 2013 holiday shopping season to be a modest success, even though same-store sales growth will be subdued due to recent macro events. The ICSC forecasts that chain store sales will increase 2.0 percent for November/December—an improvement over last year’s 1.3 percent increase. At stores located at shopping centers, the increase will be more pronounced at 3.4 percent. That may be because mall and shopping center owners generate shopper traffic during ...

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