Consumer Holiday Shopping Patterns - ARCHIVED

Articles and reports: 11-621-M2004019


This study examines the effect of Christmas shopping on retail sales and employment during the months of November, December and January. The analysis focusses on stores registering significantly increased activity during the holiday season. These stores were grouped by the relative expensiveness of their most popular offerings during this period. This study uses data from the Monthly Retail Trade Survey and the Survey of Employment, Payrolls and Hours.

Issue Number: 2004019
Author(s): Zhang, Yiling

Main Product: Analysis in Brief

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