Consumer technology retail sales grow at a slower pace during year-end shopping season, says NPD

Consumer technology retail sales which includes IT, imaging, audio, video, and consumables, from the week of Black Friday through the week ending December 23, 2006, grew 6.5% from the same time period in 2005 to $8.75 billion, a slowdown from the 10% increase seen last year, according to The NPD Group. "The sales pace that started on Black Friday continued through Christmas," said Stephen Baker, vice president, industry analysis, The NPD Group.

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