Not close to being done: Discounts, promotions spur sales in U.S. holiday season
Sales during the 2013 U.S. holiday season grew from a year earlier as deep discounting and increased promotions encouraged bargain-hungry shoppers to buy more.
Holiday sales between Nov. 1 and Dec. 24 rose 2.3 percent, compared with 0.7 percent a year earlier, according to data published in the MasterCard Advisors’ SpendingPulse report.
This sales growth was the highest in three years.
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