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Christmas Sales #29862

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Dec 26, 1974
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(Studio) Report on actual Christmas sales follows.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(NYC) On last days before Christmas, single day sales records broken. [Korvettes Vice President Herbert RINKLIN - says last minute surge put sales ahead of last year] [Alexander's senior Vice President Roger BARKER - believes sizeable number of shoppers depend on Christmas bonuses for last minute shopping.]
REPORTER: Gregory Jackson

(Evanston, Illinois) [Sporting goods, Morrie MAGES - says average sale smaller.] [Dan JOSEPH - says many shoppers unable to spend extra money to buy better bicycle.] [Art SHULMAN - states record sales up.] Sales of big money items down.
REPORTER: Greg Dobbs

(Beverly Hills, California) Overall, jewelry sales high. [Tiffany Vice President Robert COONS - says jewelry sales higher than any past Christmas.] [Gucci manager Carlo CELONI - says sales surpass those of last year] [Hermes manager Katherine DeLESTANG - says people want to get value for their dollars.] Several store owners complain about fewer $8-10,000 shoppers.
REPORTER: Ken Kashiwahara

(Studio) In DC, spending also up.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

Dobbs, Greg;
Jackson, Gregory;
Kashiwahara, Ken;
Smith, Howard K.

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