Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Retail trade group sees holiday sales rising 3.6% to 4% this year

Black Friday shoppers at Walmart on Nov. 29, 2013. Retailers could see a bump in sales this holiday season.

Holiday retail sales in November and December — excluding automobiles, gasoline and restaurants — are expected to increase as much as 4 percent this year, reaching up to $682 billion, according to the National Retail Federation, the industry's trade group. In 2016, sales were $655.8 billion.. . . more

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