By  on February 15, 2011

ATLANTA  — Last year ended on a high note for specialty retailers in the Southeast, but they said they’re working with the challenges of a new economy that’s not what it was prior to 2008. Retailers at the Atlanta Apparel show, held Feb. 3-7 here at AmericasMart, said they have cut their prices and brought in lines that are priced lower and they’re also shopping closer to the season. Their sales were up as much as 20 percent last year, but they mitigate that by adding that the increase compares to a terrible year in 2009. They’ve started 2011 withsales up again, despite adverse weather conditions.

 

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