- ShopperTrak estimates holiday sales rose 2.7% during the holiday season compared to the same period a year ago.
- As has been tipped off previously, e-commerce appears to have made up for some of the slack of lower foot traffic.
- Though the growth rate beats an early estimate from the research firm, the late rush of sales spurred by intense promotional activity doesn't bode well for profits in the sector.
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at CNBC.com (Nov 14, 2014)