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Hot Off the Presses! 2014 Retail CPG Black Friday and Cyber Monday Reports

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US Alert: Cyber Monday Caps Record Five-Day “Cyber Week” Driven by Mobile Shopping

US online sales from Thanksgiving to Cyber Monday jumped 12.6 percent while Cyber Monday online sales increased 8.5 percent and mobile sales rose by 27.6 percent.
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UK Alert: Brits Crush Online Shopping Record on Black Friday and Cyber Monday

UK Black Friday online sales up whooping 91.6 percent and another 22.6 percent on Cyber Monday while also breaking mobile sales marks
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