The holiday shopping craze is behind us in Missouri and nationwide. Mastercard SpendingPulse, which tracks cash and card payments, says U.S. holiday sales increased this year by possibly 10-billion-dollars. Considering inflation, Dave Overfelt, with the Missouri Retailers Association, says the shopping season was healthy. He says shopping habits changed for many people in Missouri and around the country this time around.


Overfelt says that’s why he encourages Missouri retail stores to have an online presence, whether that is a website, social media, or a third party they sell through.