Holiday Shopping Spree Not For Everyone

Christmas shopping online at work? Dont let the boss catch you





But early data points to a shift in holiday spending. The National Retail Federation estimates that sales during the start to the official start to season the four-day weekend that began on Thanksgiving Day dropped 2.9% from last year to $57.4 billion. That would mark the first decline in the seven years the trade group has tracked spending. And during the week afterward which ended on Sunday sales fell another 2.9% compared with a year ago, according to data tracker ShopperTrak, which did not give dollar amounts. Meanwhile, the number of shoppers in stores plunged nearly 22%. The numbers are sobering for retailers, which depend on making up to 40% of their revenue in the last two months of the year. They suggest shifts in the attitudes of U.S.









Dont let the boss catchyou December 16, 2013. 1:12 pm Section: Digital Life PHOTO: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz Shopping online at sites (visit) such as Amazon continues to be a growing trend. Planning to catch up on some last minute online Christmas shopping at the office? Dont let the boss catch you. According to a survey by Robert Half Technology, more than half 56 per cent of Canadian companies are blocking employees access to online shopping, up from 32 per cent of employers who blocked access last year.