Mastercard SpendingPulse: Thanksgiving Weekend Retail Sales +14.1% year-over-year

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  • 29.11.2021 04:45 pm

Shoppers drove U.S. retail sales during Thanksgiving weekend up +14.1% year-over-year and +5.8% compared to 2019, excluding auto. According to Mastercard SpendingPulse™, which measures overall retail sales across all payment types including cash and check, in-store sales rebounded, increasing +16.5% YOY while e-commerce sales experienced sustained growth up +4.9% YOY for the weekend running Friday, November 26 through Sunday, November 28. 

Apparel (+51.2%), Department Stores (+19.0%) and Jewelry (+78.4%) were key drivers for the weekend’s growth.  


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