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Holiday Retail Sales Soared, With Biggest Increase Since Recession

Shoppers came out in force during the holidays, driven by a strengthening economy, high consumer confidence and rebuilding efforts after a season of natural disasters across the country. Retail sales during November and December increased 5.5 percent, to ... read more

U.S. holiday retail sales soared, biggest jump since recession

according to data released Friday by the National Retail Federation. It was the largest increase in holiday sales since the recession of 2008, exceeding the federation’s forecast of $682 billion, or growth of about 4%. The trade group said the strong ... read more

Holiday retail sales highest since recession

according to data released Friday by the National Retail Federation. It was the largest increase in holiday sales since the recession of 2008, exceeding the federation’s forecast of $682 billion, or growth of about 4 percent. The trade group said the ... read more

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Holiday retail sales rise 5.5 percent, way above forecast

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The numbers are in: Retailers had the best holiday season in years

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Despite merry holidays, retailers face challenges in 2018

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Holiday Retail Sales Increased 5.5 Percent in 2017, Exceeding NRF Forecast

WASHINGTON, January 12, 2018 – Holiday ... an increase of between 3.6 and 4 percent, and marked the largest increase since the 5.2 percent year-over-year gain seen in 2010 after the end of the Great Recession. NRF had forecast that non-store sales ... read more


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