Retail watch: Sales off last week on traffic slump


ShopperTrak reports retail sales fell 0.8% Y/Y last week on traffic that was almost 20% thinner as the shoppers that did venture out were all business.

The retail-watching group says the wintry weather mix was a big factor and predicts a decent snap back in traffic this week.

The opposite effect could be in play with Amazon (AMZN) and eBay (EBAY -0.9%). The e-commerce tracking data for the two companies continues to dazzle as the typical post-Cyber Monday lull has been avoided. If there is a minor dip, analysts think it could be this week with decelerating Y/Y sales growth from the pair's dizzying pace.

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