Holiday shoppers focus on practical, affordable items

11/30/2009 | Wall Street Journal, The

A reported 195 million shoppers ventured into stores or browsed online retailers during the weekend start to the holiday shopping season. According to a retail group, average spending per person dropped for the weekend compared with last year, although total spending was slightly up to $41.2 billion. Shoppers appeared to favor practical items over discretionary purchases, according to this article.

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