NRF: Strong Finish Drives Holiday Season Sales Gains

After December strength made up for a shaky November, holiday retail sales for 2019 increased 4.1% versus the year-prior period to $730.2 billion, the National Retail Federation reported.

NPD: Late November Shoppers Focus On Savings

The week before Thanksgiving brought slower sales growth for some product categories covered by The NPD Group, and steeper declines for others, resulting in a slight overall decrease in the third week of November versus the week in 2016, according to the market research firm.

Prosper: November Consumers Wary

Consumer sentiment remained unchanged in early November from early October, according to Prosper Insights & Analytics, with 42.7% of consumers saying they were confident or very confident in the prospects for the economy.

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