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Robust Holiday E-Retail Sales Reported

New York City, The newest eSpending Report from Goldman, Sachs & Co., Harris Interactive and Nielsen//NetRatings indicates that U.S. consumers spent $23.2 billion on line, excluding travel, during the holiday season. The figure is 25% higher than last year’s report.

Merchandise areas seeing particularly high jumps in on-line sales during the holiday season were jewelry (up 113% to $1.9 billion), flowers (up 59% to $530 million), and computer hardware and peripherals (up 30% to $2.1 billion).

The report is based on weekly surveys of more than 1,000 consumers.

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