NEW YORK (MainStreet) -- Small retailers are optimistic about higher holiday sales this year, but most do not plan to translate that into hiring, according to a survey by Manta, an online community that helps customers find more than 64 million small businesses.Approximately 49% of retailers say they are optimistic sales will increase this holiday season compared with last year, with the majority selling a mix of inexpensive and expensive merchandise, according to two weeks of polling ending Oct. 13. Manta questioned 792 small businesses, most of which have fewer than 10 employees, represented on its Web site. This is the first year the company has conducted the survey.
|Small retailers are optimistic about higher holiday sales, but most do not plan to translate that into hiring.|
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