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Mastercard SpendingPulse report

Retail sales hit double-digit gains in March

Retail sales hit double-digit gains in March

PURCHASE, N.Y. — U.S. retail sales grew by double-digits in March as the nation marked the one-year anniversary of the first lockdowns imposed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to Mastercard SpendingPulse, which measures in-store and online retail sales across all forms of payment, U.S. retail sales excluding automotive and gasoline increased 26.3% year-over-year

SpendingPulse: Retail sales up 9.2% in January

SpendingPulse: Retail sales up 9.2% in January

PURCHASE, N.Y. — Retail sales grew 9.2% in January, with gains across nearly all sectors and in all 50 states, according to Mastercard SpendingPulse, which measures in-store and online retail sales across all forms of payment. U.S. retail sales, excluding automotive and gasoline, increased 9.2% year-over-year, with online sales growing 62.1% compared to 2020, the

Holiday sales said to be strongest in six years

Holiday sales said to be strongest in six years

PURCHASE, N.Y. — Holiday sales increased 5.1% to $850 billion, according to the Mastercard SpendingPulse report, which characterized the season from November 1 through December 24 as retailers’ strongest holiday period in six years. “From shopping aisles to online carts, consumer confidence translated into holiday cheer for retail,” said Steve Sadove, senior adviser for Mastercard.