February 9, 2004, 12:00 AM

Online retail sales growth slows at end of January, comScore reports

Growth in online retail spending took a breather at the end of January, comScore Networks Inc. reports, growing 11% to $1.07 billion for the week ending Jan. 26 from $965 million for the corresponding week a year ago.

Kurt Peters

Executive Editor

Growth in online retail spending took a breather at the end of January, comScore Networks Inc. reports, growing 11% to $1.07 billion for the week ending Jan. 26 from $965 million for the corresponding week a year ago. Online sales had been growing at 30% a week since mid December.

Total retail sales for the week ending Jan. 24 grew 12.5% over the same week a year ago, reports ShopperTrak’s National Retail Sales Estimate.

Online travel spending for the week ending Jan. 26 grew 19% to $876 million from $734 million a year earlier, comScore reports.

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