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  • Americans are spending more on experiences
  • Americans are spending more on experiences
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Americans are spending more on experiences

Macy's, Kohl's and J.C. Penney have all recorded weak sales in 2015. But while Americans might be spending less on clothes, homeware and televisions, people are still opening their wallets for a different kind of purchase – buying more experiences while cutting back on 'stuff'.



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