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Barclays: Good Outlook for Holiday Spending

BARCLAYS CAPITAL

NEW YORK-All of the signs for a stronger holiday shopping season than last year are in place, according to retail analysts with Barclays Capital. In a meeting yesterday with reporters, the analysts provided their takes on the factors that will play into holiday shopping traffic this year. Research material provided at the meeting showed thatMore »

Last updated: November 25, 2014

Retail Import Volume Rises; West Coast Ports Face Possible Shutdown

Container Port

WASHINGTON-With retailers rushing to fill their shelves in the face of a potential shutdown of West Coast ports, import volume at the nation’s major container ports is projected to continue upward this month, according to the most recent Global Port Tracker report from the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates. The report is predicting thatMore »

Last updated: November 11, 2014

NRF: Retail Imports Will Set Record in October

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WASHINGTON-Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is projected to set a new monthly record in October, as retailers make a push to get inventory on their shelves for the holidays, according to the most recent Global Port Tracker report from the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates. Import volume at theMore »

Last updated: October 10, 2014

ICSC: Holiday Sales to Rise 4 Percent

Holiday Shoppers Out in Force This Past Weekend

NEW YORK-In a forecast similar to one released by the National Retail Federation on Tuesday, the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) said it expects U.S. retail sales during the November-December shopping period to increase by 4 percent. If achieved, this increase would be the strongest gain in three years, ICSC said. The council estimatedMore »

Last updated: October 9, 2014

NRF: Holiday Sales to Rise 4.1 Percent

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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

Amazon Tops Stores Magazine’s Favorite 50 Shopping Sites

Amazon.com

WASHINGTON-Amazon.com once again finished first on Stores magazine’s Favorite 50 list of top shopping websites. Rounding out the magazine’s top 10 were walmart.com, ebay.com, kohls.com, bestbuy.com, macys.com, target.com, jcpenney.com, sears.com and google.com. This year’s list was notable for the first appearance of wayfair.com, the home furnishings site, which finished 43rd. Zulily.com, which sells home furnishingsMore »

Last updated: September 11, 2014

August Retail Import Volume Projected for Record

Retail Container Imports

WASHINGTON-Import volume at the major U.S. container posts is expected to hit an all-time record this month, as retailers attempt to rush through merchandise for the holiday season in fear of an impasse in the contract talks between the Pacific Maritime Association and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union. The most recent contract expired onMore »

Last updated: August 12, 2014