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U.S. jewelry sales from November 1 onwards show 5.6 percent rise

31 december 2009

U.S. jewelry sales for the November 1 through December 24 period climbed 5.6 percent on the same period of 2008, according to MasterCard Advisors' SpendingPulse, as AWDC reported.
When jewellery is stripped out, the luxury category posted a sales increase of just 0.8 percent.
SpendingPulse, which monitors national retail and service sales, said that six out of 10 retail categories posted growth through the season, particularly from Black Friday, November 27, through Christmas Eve.
Michael McNamara, vice president of research and analysis for SpendingPulse, said that early discounting in 2008 due to the financial crisis meant holiday spending took place in early November, while this year shopping didn't really take off until Black Friday.
“That shift in sales patterns is one of the factors that made November of this year look weak, and December look stronger. That's why it's important to look at numbers for November and December combined. Finally, several major winter storms disrupted traffic to brick and mortar locations that seemed to benefit online shopping growth rates.", McNamara said.

Alex Shishlo, Editor of the Rough&Polished European Bureau in Brussels