Gifts of all kinds

The Southwest Booster - - NEWS -

Ex­chang­ing gifts is a big part of Christ­mas, not to men­tion Hanukkah, Eid and Kwan­zaa. Some fam­i­lies might see some of th­ese items in their Christ­mas stock­ings or left un­der the tree! $4.35 bil­lion — The value of food and bev­er­ages pur­chased at large re­tail­ers in Canada in De­cem­ber 2013, up 11.0 per cent from av­er­age monthly sales of $3.92 bil­lion for this cat­e­gory in 2013 and up 8.7 per cent from Novem­ber 2013. $528.6 mil­lion — The value of tele­vi­sions and audio and video equip­ment pur­chased at large re­tail­ers in Canada in De­cem­ber 2013, up 129.0 per cent from av­er­age monthly sales of $230.8 mil­lion for this cat­e­gory in 2013 and up 63.9 per cent from Novem­ber 2013. $401.4 mil­lion — The value of toys, games and hobby sup­plies, in­clud­ing elec­tronic games pur­chased at large re­tail­ers in Canada in De­cem­ber 2013, up 192.1 per cent from av­er­age monthly sales of $137.4 mil­lion for this cat­e­gory in 2013 and up 38.1 per cent from Novem­ber 2013. $377.0 mil­lion — The value of com­puter hard­ware and soft­ware pur­chased at large re­tail­ers in Canada in De­cem­ber 2013, up 92.5 per cent from av­er­age monthly sales of $195.8 mil­lion for this cat­e­gory in 2013 and up 46.4 per cent from Novem­ber 2013. $269.4 mil­lion — The value of small elec­tri­cal ap­pli­ances pur­chased at large re­tail­ers in Canada in De­cem­ber 2013, up 107.8 per cent from av­er­age monthly sales of $129.6 mil­lion for this cat­e­gory in 2013 and up 57.1 per cent from Novem­ber 2013. $207.3 mil­lion — The value of table­ware, kitchen­ware, cook­ware and bake­ware pur­chased at large re­tail­ers in Canada in De­cem­ber 2013, up 81.3 per cent from av­er­age monthly sales of $114.4 mil­lion for this cat­e­gory in 2013 and up 56.7 per cent from Novem­ber 2013. $176.9 mil­lion — The value of cos­met­ics and fra­grances pur­chased at large re­tail­ers in Canada in De­cem­ber 2013, up 83.6 per cent from av­er­age monthly sales of $96.4 mil- lion for this cat­e­gory in 2013 and up 55.5 per cent from Novem­ber 2013.

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