U.S. retail-store traffic plunged 21 percent last week, ShopperTrak reports
by Adam Rombel
Date: 12/24/2013 at 11:35:48
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Fewer American consumers rushed to the malls and outlet centers in the critical final week of shopping before Christmas, despite deep discounting by retailers.
U.S. retail brick-and-mortar shopper traffic fell by 21.2 percent the week of Dec. 16 to Dec. 22, compared to the same period in 2012, Chicago–based research firm ShopperTrak reported yesterday.