The thrill is gone for many shoppers, but there might be signs of retail life on the horizon.
The recession has reduced the consumer experience to drudgery for many Americans. As part of its monthly American Pulse survey, BIGresearch, a consumer and retail research firm based in Columbus, Ohio, found that 57.2 percent of more than 4,000 people polled this month said they have a “just get it done” attitude (39.6 percent) about shopping or they “dread it entirely” (17.6 percent).
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