Retail trade group: holiday sales could break new records

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Retailers are sounding excited about the coming holiday season the head of the national retail federation says there's considerable momentum heading into the holiday shopping season the nation's largest retail group predicts sales for November and December will grow between eight and a half and ten and a half percent to as much as eight hundred and fifty nine billion dollars that would shatter last year's record breaking season when shoppers lockdown during the early part of the pandemic splurged mostly online twenty twenties holiday sales were up eight point two percent over twenty nineteen that compares with an average gain of four point four percent over the past five years the holiday sales numbers exclude auto dealers gas stations and restaurants I'm Ben Thomas

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