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2021 holiday sales

NRF: Holiday sales grew 14.1% to record $886.7 billion

NRF: Holiday sales grew 14.1% to record $886.7 billion

WASHINGTON – Retail sales during 2021’s November-December holiday season grew 14.1 % over 2020 to $886.7 billion, easily beating the National Retail Federation’s forecast and setting a new record despite challenges from inflation, supply chain disruptions and the ongoing pandemic, NRF said Friday. The number includes online and other non-store sales, which were up 11.3%

Study: Consumers plan to shop local this holiday season

Study: Consumers plan to shop local this holiday season

PURCHASE, N.Y. — Consumers are shopping with intention this holiday season and prioritizing small and local businesses, according to a new Mastercard survey. In response to this growing desire to support Main Street and shop with meaning, Mastercard is rewarding cardholders when shopping local through a series of holiday campaigns in select cities nationwide. According

Holiday retail sales projected to grow 7.4%

Holiday retail sales projected to grow 7.4%

PURCHASE, N.Y. – U.S. retail sales should hit an all-time high this holiday season, with consumer spending between November 1 and Christmas Eve increasing 7.4% from a year earlier, according to a forecast released today from Mastercard SpendingPulse. The forecast – which doesn’t include a dollar projection and excludes automotive spending – foresees this year’s