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BRIEF-NRF says 2016 holiday retail sales rose 4 pct to $658.3 bln
January 13, 2017 / 3:23 PM / 10 months ago

BRIEF-NRF says 2016 holiday retail sales rose 4 pct to $658.3 bln

Jan 13 (Reuters) - National Retail Federation

* Holiday retail sales during November and December increased 4 percent over 2015 to $658.3 billion

* December sales were up 0.2 percent seasonally adjusted from November and 3.2 percent unadjusted year-over-year

* Expect e-commerce sales during holiday season to be on par with recent qtrly releases showing 16 percent growth

* “retail industry overall had a solid holiday season”

* economy was clearly stronger in the fall, consumers were more active during holiday season compared to earlier this year Source (bit.ly/2jf8W6q)

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