Many retailers reported a jump in November same-store sales on Thursday, reflecting the strong promotional environment and indicating improving consumer spending trends. “Shoppers have been shaking off their recent cautiousness about spending, and any last doubts may have been removed by all the great deals that came early and often in November,” said Frank Badillo, senior economist at London-based Kantar Retail, who said the results bode well for the holidays. Kantar said same-store sales ...

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