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Online Holiday Shoppers Break Record

comScore Networks yesterday reported e-commerce results for the holiday shopping week ending Dec. 13, 2002. Online consumer sales totaled $2.2 billion, an all-time weekly spending record, reflecting 37% growth versus the second shopping week following Thanksgiving last year (week ending Dec. 7, 2001). Spending on non-travel goods and services increased 36% versus year-ago to $1.7 billion, while travel spending increased 41% to $507 million. Consistent with comScore expectations, Thursday, Dec. 12 was the peak non-travel sales day for the holiday season to date, at $288 million.
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