Willmar, Minn., retailers report shoppers are far more optimistic
Holiday shoppers are in a good mood this year. Local retailers say they see signs that customers are shaking off their recession worries and starting to spend again. "We've had days when it seemed like it used to be," said Jan Scheltens, co-owner of Ken's Casuals in downtown Willmar.
Even regional sales representatives are reporting optimism at the stores they supply across southern Minnesota, said Ginny Knapp of Mill Pond Mercantile in New London.
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