The figures 'reflect a very strong start for consumers and retailers.'
Fewer consumers planning to purchase Valentine’s Day gifts this year.
But sales clothing and clothing accessory stores were down 14.9%.
'Retailers are investing millions to fight these crimes.'
The season 'will be unlike any other,' according to the federation.
Retailers are ready with 'deep discounts, robust inventory and ... the best experiences possible.'
Continued economic stimulus measures are needed, says one retail expert.
The National Retail Federation released a new survey.
The group applauded the policies set by Walmart and others.
But no one can say for sure.
'Previous downturns offer little guidance on what is likely to unfold over the next six to 12 months,' he says.
It will come gradually and vary by location.
'This is a market of haves and have-nots.'
Holiday retail sales are expected to grow 4%.
It's grown considerably in recent years.
It's expected to be a record year for spending.
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Jewelry store sales were part of the increase.
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