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2014 Holiday Sales in Review: Does Black Friday Even Matter Anymore?

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NRF: Expect a Big Holiday Sales Season


If you rely on the holiday season for a substantial portion of your annual revenue, the National Retail Federation has an early gift for you. According to data released by the industry group, it expects retail sales for all sectors, excluding autos, gas, and restaurants, to increase 4.1 percent to a total of $616.9 billion [...]