It's Fall. Time for Retailers to Plan for the Holidays

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Like their larger counterparts, small retailers are already gearing up for the holiday shopping season, which can bring in 20 percent to 40 percent of their annual sales, according to the National Retail Federation. While official holiday sales forecasts are due out soon, early estimates based on import volume at U.S. ports show that some merchants are anticipating a robust 2013 season.

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