National Retail Federation
Lawmakers are deciding whether Colorado should have a new holiday that could save parents money.
The final rush is on for procrastinating Christmas shoppers.
Cyber Monday was up at least 20 percent from a year ago. It’s an encouraging start to the shopping season, but it may not last, according to a Denver expert.
Holiday sales in Colorado are forecast to increase by 2.9 percent over last year, a number that is slightly better than the national forecast.
More shoppers are buying gifts for themselves this holiday season. A national consumer analyst said 57 percent of shoppers are buying a gift for themselves, in addition to crossing others off their gift list.
Retailers hope shoppers keep spending in the final week before Christmas. The National Retail Federation says overall sales are way up. Even local businesses in Denver are seeing a boost in the economy.