U.S. consumer spending

NPD: Early 2021 retail gains outpaced strong holiday finish

NPD: Early 2021 retail gains outpaced strong holiday finish

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. – U.S. consumer spending on general merchandise ended the year up 15% compared to 2020, with a 6% increase in unit sales. While the holiday shopping brought positive retail results, the early part of the year delivered more significant year-over-year gains. The fourth quarter of 2021 contributed 9% revenue growth and 1%