Christmas week shopping increased 53% in 2004

During the Christmas week, slackers boosted sales by 53% to $1.22 bln from $795 mln in the corresponding period in 2003, according to ComScore Networks.

During the Christmas week, slackers boosted sales by 53% to $1.22 bln from $795 mln in the corresponding period in 2003, according to ComScore Networks. In the prior week, consumers spent $2.45 bln, a 57% increase over a year ago.