Without any worrisome developments like a financial sector meltdown or a presidential election upset, and encouraged by a strong economy, American consumers turned out in strong numbers to brick and mortar and online shopping channels alike, giving retailers an encouraging start to the 2017 holiday shopping season.
From Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday, more than 174 million
Americans turned up to shop in person and online, according to data from
the National Retail Federation (NRF). On average, consumers spent
$335.47 per person and they spent a majority of those dollars, about 75
percent, on gifts for others.. . . more