It’s only been September for a couple of days now, but its time to start thinking about Jingle Bells, Deck the Halls and that jolly guy in the fur-trimmed red suit. Horror tales of a poor economy might have you worried about a horrendous Grinch-mas, but the analysts over at eMarketer say this holiday season will be merry and bright (ish.)
Take a look at the numbers from the MasterCard Advisors’ “SpendingPulse” report. That’s an average retail sales growth of 14% over the same time last year.
The news gets better for online retailers, as experts say more people than ever will be using a virtual shopping cart instead of the metal kind this holiday season.
Jeffrey Grau, eMarketer principal analyst says;