Retailers, restaurants, and other service businesses bring in up to 30 percent of their sales during the holidays, according to the National Retail Federation. Other businesses may experience a midyear surge or an unexpected sales boost from a new client or a merger.

 

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Sources:
1: https://nrf.com/resources/consumer-data/holiday-headquarters
2: https://nrf.com/media/press-releases/90-percent-of-holiday-shoppers-still-have-lists-wrap
3: http://research.nrffoundation.com/Default.aspx?pg=9004#.V7txHlefREw
4: http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2014/ted_20141203.htm

 

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