Shoppers Chill Out: Retail Sales Down 4.4% From Last Year

Reuters is reporting that retail sales are down 4.4 percent compared with same period a year ago.

“With three full weekends left before Christmas many consumers might be waiting until the last minute to wrap up their holiday spending,” said Bill Martin, co-founder of ShopperTrak, in a statement.

We love how shopping after December 5th is now “waiting until the last minute.” Get a grip.

After Black Friday, U.S. shoppers take a breather