>> Last minute shoppers are hitting the stores on Super Saturday checking off their gift lists on the last Saturday before Christmas. The day often sets the annual record for retail sales. It is one of the busiest shopping days of the year along with Black Friday. At the Mall of America in Minnesota, shoppers came prepared.
>> I was mentally preparing for like Black Friday swarms, personally.>> Yeah.>> I don't know, maybe that was a little extreme, but it's not too bad.>> Not bad, not as bad as I was expecting.>> Industry groups are expecting a strong finish for the US holiday season.
During October 28th to December 15th, retail spending grew 5.4% from last year's 2% according to First Data Corporation. And last minute shoppers are certain to help.>> I try to get as much done as possible early, but there's always something you forget.>> I usually get an early jump on things but we were on vacation.
And so I gotta, we're a little bit late this year.>> Not too late for retailers though in this year's finish to the holiday shopping season.