NRF: Holiday Sales Came In Stronger Than Expected

The National Retail Federation reported retail sales during 2020’s November-December holiday season grew an unexpectedly high 8.3% compared to the same period in 2019 to $789.4 billion.

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.

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