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Black Friday? Many stores opening early today for post-Christmas sales


Herb Real
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On-line shopping was big this year. According to comScore, reported holiday season commerce from desktop computers hit $48.3 billion in November and December, a 15 percent increase over last year, with the most recent week showing an 18 percent growth in the last full week before Christmas. Shelley Kohan, vice president of retail consulting for the RetailNext, said weather, convenience, and changing shopping trends have led shoppers to the web. “As a result, there are fewer visits to stores,” Kohan said. “However, when those shoppers do get to their favorite retail stores, they are spending more.”

On-line shopping was big this year. According to comScore, reported holiday season commerce from desktop computers hit $48.3 billion in November and December, a 15 percent increase over last year, with the most recent week showing an 18 percent growth in the last full week before Christmas. Shelley Kohan, vice president of retail consulting for the RetailNext, said weather, convenience, and changing shopping trends have led shoppers to the web. “As a result, there are fewer visits to stores,” Kohan said. “However, when those shoppers do get to their favorite retail stores, they are spending more.”

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