Atlanta A report released Tuesday by First Data Corp. found that October’s same-store dollar volume growth in spending via credit, signature debit, PIN debit and EBT cards was 6.7% and transaction growth was 8.6%.
According to the First Data SpendTrend analysis for the full month of October 2010 compared with October 2009, consumers remained concerned about the economy and high levels of unemployment. According to First Data, October 2009 marked the beginning of the recovery last year. In October 2010, the comparisons to 2009 became more difficult.
Overall average tickets were down -1.7%, representing the fifth consecutive month of negative averag