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Utah’s consumers are approaching the holidays with economic optimism. According to Zions Bank Utah Consumer Attitude Index (CAI) survey for November, more than 70 percent of Utahns plan to spend as much or more than last year on their holiday shopping and that’s good news for the state’s retailers. 

A little more than half (50.7 percent) of holiday spending is expected to be done online, compared to 44.5 percent at brick-and-mortar stores. And Utah households plan to spend an average of nearly $1,100 on holiday shopping this year, the survey found.

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