FILE In this Friday, Oct. , , file photo, Target human resources representative Critsina Lugo, seated, talks with a job seeker at a Target store in Dallas. Shifting shopper habits spell disruption for retail workers, who have new duties, different roles, or are fighting for customers. Some of the biggest .Online retail shopping similarly increased . , while overall consumer buying during the holiday period set a record for dollars spent, according to the sales report Despite taking the brunt of closings this past year, even specialty apparel and department stores experienced moderate sales gains..Mastercard SpendingPulse today reports that holiday sales increased . percent this year, setting a new record for dollars spent. Specialty apparel and department stores, which both traditionally see the bulk of sales happen in store, saw moderate gains. This is particularly impressive given recent store .Holiday spending rose to the highest level in years during the season amid widespread economic gains, and retailers in Houston got an extra boost from the rush to replace what Hurricane Harvey destroyed. Fourth quarter sales rose . percent from the same period last year, the U.S. Department of .
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Americans spent at a record pace this holiday shopping season, according to a report from MasterCard's SpendingPulse. That's good news for retailers .
London After a year to forget for British retailers, investors are betting some of the UK's major chains now face a make or break holiday shopping season. Among .