Record online holiday sales seen as mobile drives growth

ONLINE RETAILERS are poised for a $43.4 million holiday sales season as mobile devices and social networks drive spending growth.  / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/IAN WALDIE
ONLINE RETAILERS are poised for a $43.4 million holiday sales season as mobile devices and social networks drive spending growth. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/IAN WALDIE
SAN FRANSISCO - Online retailers are poised for a record $43.4 billion holiday sales season as shoppers increasingly rely on social networks and mobile devices to find and buy merchandise. Internet sales will grow 17 percent from a year earlier and make up more than 10 percent of U.S. retail spending, excluding gas, food and…

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