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Deloitte forecasts holiday sales gains

Deloitte forecasts holiday sales gains

NEW YORK — Retailers should see a modest increase  in holiday sales this year, according to a forecast by Deloitte, which predicts that sales will grow both in stores and online. “We anticipate a modest increase in sales growth as economic fundamentals that boost spending improve further,” said Deloitte senior U.S. economist Daniel Bachman. “Consumers

Holiday sales edge up in food, drug, mass retail arena

NEW YORK — For 2015, the food, drug and mass retail channel saw holiday sales growth in line with that of recent years. Total sales for discount stores grew 3.3% for the 28-day period between Thanksgiving and Christmas, compared with 3.5% in 2014, according to research by Racher Press, the publisher of MMR. Same-store sales