US Christmas sales: Conlumino figures

Global research group Conlumino has released its in-depth review of Christmas retailing in the US, suggesting it was a solid festive period in the main which "largely beat initial expectations".

The stats showed sales were up by 3.8% to $196.1 billion, representing the strongest rate of growth since 2011.

Ahead of NRF's Big Show, which sees many of the US's largest retailers meet and present their case studies in New York next week, we've listed key points from the research, as highlighted by Conlumino:

Click here to see the full review