Retail sales recover with last-minute shopping

Last-minute shopping and post-Christmas exchanges drove large increases in sales and foot traffic during the final days of December.

Published: January 10, 2013
Retail update

Shopping leaps at last minute

The holiday shopping season ended on a strong note, according to sales and foot traffic analyzed by ShopperTrak. National retail sales and foot traffic increased 2.5 percent in November and December when compared to the same two months in 2011. ShopperTrak estimates shoppers spent $248.8 billion during the 2012 holiday shopping period.

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