ㅤ”Shoppers were out in force this year, pushing retail sales up at their fastest pace since 2011, according to Mastercard SpendingPulse.
ㅤSales rose 4.9 percent from November 1 through Christmas Eve, handily beating the 3.7 percent gain of last year. Online retail sales rose 18.1 percent.
ㅤ’Overall, this year was a big win for retail,’ Mastercard’s Sarah Quinlan told the Wall Street Journal.
ㅤThe rising sales figures reflect near record high consumer confidence and a strong jobs market. Consumer confidence hit its highest level in 17 years in November. Unemployment fell to a 17 year low in October.”
ㅤô¿ô …Anyone paying attention had predicted this would happen.
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