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NPD: Crowded Stores and More Online Buyers, But Thanksgiving Week Spending Fell Short

In What's New, Industry News by Lauren Parker, Accessories Magazine

The crowds were there but the dollars weren’t…at least not yet. According to NPD’s Checkout e-commerce information, U.S. consumer spending did not match the reports of in-store crowds on Thanksgiving and Black Friday weekend this year, and significant increases in online buyer activity translated into mediocre spending increases on the key …