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Retail Sales Surge in November

Census Bureau

WASHINGTON-The onset of the holiday shopping season brought a boost to the U.S. retail economy last month. Total retail sales rose 0.7 percent over October and finished 4.7 percent ahead of November 2012, according to this morning’s report from the U.S. Census Bureau. Among the retail channels that sell home goods, furniture and home furnishingsMore »

Last updated: December 12, 2013

NPD: Sales of Non-electric Housewares on the Increase

Debra Mednick

  PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y.-U.S. sales of non-electric housewares edged up 0.5 percent to $5.6 billion in the 12 months ending in September 2013, according to data from The NPD Group. The slight surge in sales came after years of declines for the industry, NPD said. Debra Mednick, the research firm’s executive director and home industryMore »

Last updated: December 9, 2013