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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