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originally posted by: Charliebrowndog
There was already a thread on this about retail theft. Sales are down because people are just stealing what they want
originally posted by: JAGStorm
Either holiday spending is way, way down. Or people are ordering everything online.
. It should be about sharing each others company, laughing, eating, and drinking... not buying more crap made in China.
Around Christmas I had a huge dinner where I invited anyone and everyone that did not have family, or anywhere to go for Christmas. Last year I had over 100 people and it was the first time I ran out of food. It is always an amazing affair, but due to poor health and decreasing finances, I don't think I can pull it off this year.
originally posted by: olaru12
For the first time in 20 years, I've had to lay off a few of my employees this xmas season rather than hire extra help.
Perhaps people are just ordering online rather than patronize local businesses.