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Retailers get ready for a brighter holiday season
Retailers get ready for a brighter holiday season

Consumers may be thinking more about buying candy for Halloween than gifts for the holidays right now, but food-themed tree ornaments already sprout from a display at Sur La Table in Towson Town Center. The glass ornaments — chocolate-covered strawberries, cupcakes and margaritas — dangle amid nonstick bakeware, table settings and juicers. "It's our little tease for what's to come, to whet the appetite," said John David Scalia, Mid-Atlantic district manager for the culinary tools specialty chain. "We're planning for a big season." As are many other retailers, hoping that a rosy outlook this year will translate into improved sales....

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