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Mila Petrova, who wasn part of the class that day but has attended other sessions at Saks, says it the location more than the shopping that has drawn her it closer to her office. probably would have gone (to the workout) wherever they put it, she said.
The 27 year old browsed the store only on the first night and hasn made any purchases she usually rushing to the class from work and anxious to get home afterward. Still, though she not a big shopper in general, she can see herself canada goose outlet store uk buying holidays gifts at Saks Wellery section because she already in the store.
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None of the chains are talking about how much the wellness business has increased sales or if it has. It may be soon to tell. activewear sales have increased. In 2016, they rose 11 percent over the previous year to nearly $46 billion, according to The NPD Group, a consumer tracking service, and are up from $36.9 billion in 2014. So it no surprise retailers want to offer those customers more and keep them in the stores longer.
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