Friday, November 14, 2008

Holiday Shopping Slump

Interesting holiday shopping analysis from American Research Group:

Shoppers around the country say they are planning to spend an average of $431 for gifts this holiday season, down from $859 last year according to the twenty-third annual survey on holiday spending from the American Research Group, Inc. The overall average planned spending is down almost 50% from 2007 and it is the lowest level of planned spending recorded by the American Research Group since 1991.
Source: American Research Group via Calculated Risk