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Groupon reports record sales as shopping season kicks off

Groupon Inc. saw plenty of green as the holiday shopping season got underway.

The Chicago-based ecommerce company said North American sales from Thursday through Monday were up more than 25 percent compared with last year.

“We just had our best days ever as a company as more and more shoppers are coming to Groupon via our popular mobile app to score big savings on a wide selection of amazing gifts,” Groupon CEO Eric Lefkofsky said in a statement. “With nearly double the number of deals compared to last year, we’re making it easier and quicker than ever for our customers to find something for everyone on their holiday list.”

The hot product categories were electronics, household items and jewelry.