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Retail sales up at The Mall at Turtle Creek

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - The economy may be down in certain parts of the country, but sales figures from the largest retail center in Region 8 were up in 2010.

Sarah McGavran, Marketing Special Listing Coordinator for the Mall at Turtle Creek, says sales results for 2010 are up 4% in 2010 compared to 2009.

"2010 has been very good sales wise. We have gotten in sales reports for the end of November and we know how most of 2010 did as compared to 2009 and we were up four percent compared to last year. So, we are hopeful that the year will end on a good note," McGavran said.

McGavran also said 2010 set a record for foot traffic at the mall.

"Our foot traffic has been wonderful this year. It was up over eight percent and we did hit our eleven million mark. First time since the malls been open so we're pretty excited about that."

McGavran says part of that foot traffic is coming from out of town.

"Well, we've had lots of people come in from the smaller towns and into Jonesboro to shop. And we've also had people come in from Memphis, from Little Rock, from Conway to shop here in Jonesboro because we have a good selection of stores. We have a safe mall to shop at and people just enjoy coming to Jonesboro."

McGavran attributes part of the malls success to the department stores being aware of the public's overall financial situation.

"Yes, people are penny pinching all year. We've all been doing it. Clipping our coupons and stuff like that. But I think a lot of our stores really tapped into that market and ran good sales. Ones that were good value. They put quality products on sale so people could buy those for the Christmas season. And I think people were happier with spending their money because they got quality products at a better price."

McGavran says they hope 2011 will be an even better year than 2010.

"Well, we hope to keep running promotions and we hope the stores keep running wonderful sales and we hope to top our traffic."

For more information about the Mall at Turtle Creek, log onto its website.

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