Forrester projects rise in online holiday sales
(AP) -- Forrester Research Inc. is projecting an 8 percent increase to $44.7 billion in online holiday sales compared with a year ago as bargain hunters turn to the Web for deals.
The Forrester figures exclude travel sales.
The National Retail Federation, the world's largest retail trade group, has forecast a 1 percent decline in overall U.S holiday retail sales for this year compared with a year ago.
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