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Nov. Sales Up 6.4% For CE/Majap Dealers

12/13/2011 10:55:01 AM Eastern

Washington - November sales spiked 6.4 percent for CE and
major appliance retailers year over year as promotions surrounding Black Friday
weekend helped draw record crowds and revenue.

According to the latest monthly retail tallies from the U.S.
Commerce Department, CE and majap dealers generated $8.8 billion in
sell-through last month, adjusted for seasonal variations and holiday and
trading day differences but not for price changes.

The November take also represented a 2.1 percent rise from
October.

By comparison, total November retail sales excluding food
and automotive increased 6.8 percent year over year, while sales for
"non-store" retailers including online, broadcast and catalog merchants rose
13.9 percent.