The holiday-shopping season certainly could have been worse for the consumer electronics industry.
Sales over the five-week holiday-shopping season chimed in at $10.8 billion, a decline of less than 1 percent from 2008 when sales dropped 6 percent from the previous season, according to new figures from NPD Group.
"The dynamics of the holiday season changed this year," Stephen Baker, NPD's vice president of industry analysis, said Friday in a statement. "The holiday season started before Black Friday as retailers ran Black Friday-like sales throughout November. That move may have lessened the Black Friday hype … Read more