(WASHINGTON) — During this year’s Thanksgiving shopping weekend, the number of shoppers went up, but the amount of money customers spent went down.
The National Retail Federation reports that consumers spent slightly less this year compared to the last. Between Thursday and Sunday, the average shopper spent about $407, which is down from $423 last year.
But, Matthew Shay, CEO of the National Retail Federation, said this year had an increase in the number of shoppers visiting stores. According to Shay, 141 million consumers were shopping this holiday weekend, compared to 139 million last year.
Black Friday was the biggest shopping day of the weekend, with 92 million people in stores, compared with 89 million last year.
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