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U.S. holiday shopping season best in six years: report

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Dec 2018

U.S. holiday shopping season best in six years: report

Sales in the 2018 U.S. holiday shopping season rose 5.1 percent to over $850 billion, the strongest in six years, according to a Mastercard report on Wednesday, as shoppers were encouraged by a robust economy and early discounts. The data follows Amazon.com Inc’s announcement of a “record-breaking” selling season, with the online retail giant shipping a billion items for free through its Prime membership in...

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The Buzz: Black Friday, holiday shopping swings more online, away from stores

21

Oct 2017

The Buzz: Black Friday, holiday shopping swings more online, away from stores

Shoppers have had it with crowds and Christmas shopping angst. They plan to avoid a lot of the hassle this year by filling more of their holiday shopping lists online (54 percent) than in brick-and-mortar stores (46 percent), according to a survey released this week by Accenture. And they’re going to avoid going out on the busiest shopping days. Slightly more than half (52 percent) of survey respondents said they’re less...

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