The final numbers are in, and the past holiday season was indeed one of the best since the last recession even if everyone didn t partake in the good fortune..Finally, some good news for the nation s retailers Americans spent more than expected this holiday season, fueling the strongest growth in holiday retail sales since the end of the Great Recession. Holiday sales rose to $. billion in November and December, marking a . percent increase from the .Theysis, which was based on information collected from both online and offline retailers, attributed the good news to increases in early sales sales With nearly a week remaining until New Year s Day, this booming holiday season could send retailers into with an optimism that has been sorely .Americans spent freely over the holidays, making it the best Christmas shopping season in years. Sales picked up as the economy continues to recover, with unemployment down and consumer confidence up. Weather and a favorable shopping calendar also boosted the fortunes of retailers..
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