Last-Minute Shoppers Spend $44B

CHICAGO — Shoppers spent about $44 billion on general merchandise, apparel and accessories, furniture and other merchandise in the week that ended Dec. 24, according to ShopperTrak here.

The results represent a 37.8% increase over the preceding week and a 14.8% gain over the corresponding week in 2010. Foot traffic increased 32.4% over the preceding week.

ShoperTrak, which measures foot traffic in more than 25,000 retail locations, said December month-do-

Register to view the full article

Hide comments


  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <blockquote> <br> <p>

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.