Paul Wiseman and Anne D’Innocenzio

Government, Business, Safety

Despite Supply Issues and Omicron, Holiday Sales Rise 8.5%

TVs at Target A shopper looks at televisions during a Black Friday sale at a Target in Indianapolis. (Darron Cummings/AP)

Holiday sales rose at the fastest pace in 17 years, even as shoppers grappled with higher prices, product shortages and a raging new COVID-19 variant in the last few weeks of the season, according to one spending measure.

December 27, 2021