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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Holiday retail sales in Massachusetts turned out to be even weaker than the modest gains that had been forecast for the year's most importantRead more