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Retail Sales Improve During First Part Of 2013

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Retail Sales Improve During First Part Of 2013

Another good report on retail sales in our region. The Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce says total retail sales for Charlottesville and Albemarle are about 1.5% higher during the first three quarters of this year compared to the January-through-September period of 2012. Those who crunched the numbers say we’ve clawed our way back from the big across-the-board slump we saw starting at the end of 2007. Retail activity was 8% higher in Greene, but down 5% in Louisa. They were up 9% in Augusta, but down slightly in Waynesboro.