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NRF: Holiday Sales to Rise 4.1 Percent

NRF

WASHINGTON-U.S. retail sales during the holiday months of November and December should increase by 4.1 percent to $616.9 billion, according to a forecast by the National Retail Federation. If achieved, this growth would top last year’s gain of 3.1 percent. NRF’s projection excluded automobiles, gasoline and restaurant sales. Over the past 10 years, including thisMore »

Last updated: October 7, 2014

Retail Sales “Encouraging” in August

Census Bureau

WASHINGTON-U.S. retail sales in August recorded increases of 0.6 percent over July and 5 percent over August 2013, according to the monthly retail sales report from the U.S. Bureau of the Census. The August pickups were termed “encouraging” by the National Retail Federation. “August sales figures signal that consumers are willing and ready to spendMore »

Last updated: September 15, 2014

NRF: Retail Sales to Accelerate in Second Half

NRF

WASHINGTON-U.S. retail sales will grow significantly in the second half of 2014 after a slow start to the year, according to a forecast from the National Retail Federation. After increasing by 2.9 percent in the first half, sales will grow by at least 3.9 percent in the second half, NRF said. Overall, 2014 retail salesMore »

Last updated: July 23, 2014

Retail Sales Relatively Flat in April

Census Bureau

WASHINGTON-U.S. retail sales totaled $434.6 billion in April, up a bare 0.1 percent from March and 4 percent from April of last year, according to this morning’s monthly retail sales report from the U.S. Census Bureau. The sales figures for the channels that sell home furnishings presented a mixed bag last month. Furniture and homeMore »

Last updated: May 13, 2014

Weather Warms Retail Sales

Census Bureau

WASHINGTON-The onset of spring weather helped U.S. retailers to increased sales in March. According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s monthly retail sales report, retail sales last month totaled $433.9 billion, up 1.1 percent over February and 3.8 percent ahead of March 2013. In its assessment of the Census Bureau’s numbers, the National Retail Federation attributedMore »

Last updated: April 14, 2014

Retail Sales Edge Up in February

Census Bureau

WASHINGTON-U.S. retail sales finished February with a gain of 0.3 percent over January and 1.5 percent ahead of February 2013, totaling $427.2 billion, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Sales at furniture and home furnishings stores posted gains of 0.4 percent month over month and 0.3 percent year over year. General merchandise stores’ sales declinedMore »

Last updated: March 13, 2014

Winter Blows Cold Winds on Retail Sales

Shoppers In Snow

WASHINGTON-Suffering from the impact of severe winter weather throughout the nation, U.S. retail sales in January fell 0.4 percent from December, to $427.8 billion, according to this morning’s retail sales report from the U.S. Census Bureau. That total was 2.6 percent ahead of January one year ago. The channels that sell home goods had aMore »

Last updated: February 13, 2014

NRF: U.S. Retail Sales Will Rise 4.1 Percent in 2014

NRF

WASHINGTON-U.S. retail sales—excluding automobiles, gas stations and restaurants—will grow 4.1 percent in 2014, according to a forecast by the National Retail Federation. NRF said that it also expects online retail sales to increase by between 9 and 12 percent this year. “Measured improvements in economic growth combined with positive expectations for continued consumer spending willMore »

Last updated: February 7, 2014