McConnon, Jones Interviewed about Holiday Sales Projections

Jim McConnon, UMaine Cooperative Extension specialist and professor of economics, was interviewed for a Nov. 22 news report on Channel 5 (WABI) about consumer shopping forecasts in advance of Nov. 26, the traditional Black Friday shopping bonanza, which can help retailers bolster their businesses and put ledgers in the black. McConnon and Nory Jones, associate professor of management information systems, also were included as sources for a Bangor Daily News article Nov. 24 on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, traditionally the first Monday after Thanksgiving when millions of Americans do a substantial amount of holiday shopping online.