2008 Holiday Season Hit Retailers Hard

Report reveals a tough December for retail industry (but maybe not the environment).

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  • $343.2 billion: Total U.S. retail and food services sales for December 2008
  • 0.1 percent: Decrease in 2008 total sales from 2007
  • 2.7 percent: Decrease in sales from November 2008
  • 9.8 percent: Decrease in sales from December 2007
  • 35.5 : Percentage decrease in gasoline sales from December 2007 to December 2008

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau