Shoppers swarmed to Black Friday sales and retailers exuded a rare optimism, but retail spending...

|By:, SA News Editor

Shoppers swarmed to Black Friday sales and retailers exuded a rare optimism, but retail spending rose only 0.3% from the previous year, to $10.69B from $10.66B, as a more discriminating public shopped more carefully for discounts and bought more goods online.