The National Retail Federation says holiday sales rose 3% to $579.8B in 2012 after beating the...

|By:, SA News Editor

The National Retail Federation says holiday sales rose 3% to $579.8B in 2012 after beating the 5% level in both 2010 and 2011. A double-digit gain in non-store retail sales couldn't offset sluggish growth in categories such as electronics and late December discounting.