WASHINGTON - Retailers can expect to see a surge in gift card sales this holiday season, according to the fourth annual National Retail Federation (NRF) Gift Card Survey, conducted by BIGresearch, Worthington, Ohio, which found that gift card sales will total $24.81 billion this holiday season, an impressive $6 billion increase over 2005 when gift card sales hit $18.48 billion. The average consumer will spend more on gift cards than they did last year with $116.51 this year vs. $88.03 in ...

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