Mass. Holiday Sales Fall Short Of Forecast

January 14, 2014 6:49 PM
Mass. Holiday Sales Fall Short Of Forecast
" BOSTON (AP) — An organization representing retailers says holiday sales in Massachusetts fell short of the group’s earlier forecast and lagged behind national results.

The Retailers Association of Massachusetts said Tuesday that a member survey showed retail sales for November and December increased two percent over the same period in the previous year.

The association, which had forecast a 3.5 percent increase in sales, said a strong month of November apparently did not carry over into December.

The National Retail Federation said holiday sales nationally rose 3.8 percent over the prior year "

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