Retail Sales Modest Growth In Ohio Holiday Retail Sales Predicted By Associated Press & Ohio Public Radio • 7 hours ago Ohio Public Radio Researchers are predicting modest growth in Ohio holiday retail sales this year compared with last. Increase In 2016 Ohio Holiday Retail Spending Projected To Be Lower Than In Past Years By Associated Press • Nov 22, 2016 University of Cincinnati researchers predict a 1.54 percent increase in Ohio holiday retail shopping this year, a rate lower than in recent years. Holiday Sales Projected To Rise 4.2 Percent In Ohio By Jim Letizia • Nov 24, 2015 The official start of the holiday shopping season is a few days away, but it's shaping up to be a good one for Ohio retailers. Rise In Holiday Spending Projected By Jim Letizia & Associated Press • Nov 19, 2012 A University of Cincinnati Economics Center forecast projects a 4.2 percent increase in retail sales for November and December, as compared with the same period a year ago. Limited Brands Among Retailers Reporting August Sales Hikes By Jim Letizia & Associated Press • Aug 30, 2012 Many of the nation's retailers are reporting strong sales gains for August.