A record number of shoppers visited stores and retailers’ websites over the “Black Friday” weekend, but holiday spending was down for the first time since 2009, according to the National Retail Federation.
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‘Black Friday’ weekend by the numbers
3.9 % - Percentage National Retail Federation expects holiday retail sales to increase in 2013
45 million - Number of Americans who shopped on Thanksgiving Day, up from 35 million in 2012
$407 - Amount the average shopper spent this year over Thanksgiving weekend
131 million - Number of consumers who planned to shop online on Cyber Monday in 2013
Source: National Retail Federation