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Thursday, October 28th, 2010
Photo by Amy Kronenberger/The Daily Standard

Halloween and autumn items are on display at Ben's variety store in Coldwater. Overall, experts are reporting that sales of Halloween goodies are up compared to last year. Some feel this is a good sign of the economy and future retail sales, especially as they prepare for Christmas.

Related online story:
As scary as Halloween might be, that's nothing compared to an economy trying to dig itself out of a recession.
But local retailers say the season for ghouls and goblins has led to a positive turn in sales, giving hope for the future. [More]
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