Holiday 2019 - Is Retail Up or Down?
After seeing several stories with rapid fire interpretation of the results of the retail holiday, I decided to look a little deeper. This is my interpretation of the current results of the 2019 Holiday Shopping season. Brick-and-mortar sales for Black Friday were up 4.2% over last year. This is based on a report from FirstData which reports data from more than 1 million brick-and-mortar merchant locations. To paraphrase Devin McGranahan, while retail is evolving, shoppers are