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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

Retail Imports to Rise in December and for the Year

Container Port

WASHINGTON-Import volume at the nation’s major retail container ports should rise by 1.8 percent in December, meaning that the total volume for the year should be up 2.3 percent, according to the latest Global Port Tracker report from the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates. Jonathan Gold, NRF’s vice president for supply chain and customsMore »

Last updated: December 10, 2013

E-Cha-Ching! Cyber Monday Produces Major Online Sales Gains

Xmas Shopping Online

NEW YORK-A number of surveys and reports have shown that e-commerce sales on Cyber Monday, Dec. 2, increased significantly over last year’s Cyber Monday. According to research firm comScore, e-commerce sales through desktop computers totaled $1.735 billion, up 18 percent over Cyber Monday 2012 and marking the heaviest U.S. online spending day in history. ResearchMore »

Last updated: December 4, 2013

NRF Expects Holiday Online Sales to Rise

Thanksgiving Shopping

WASHINGTON–They ate, they shopped and they will shop some more. According to a National Retail Federation survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics over the weekend, traffic on Thanksgiving Day grew 27 percent as nearly 45 million shoppers, or 31.8 percent of holiday shoppers, took advantage of special Thanksgiving savings offers, up from 35 millionMore »

Last updated: December 2, 2013

(Selling) Home for the Holidays

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If the consumer press was any indication, the universe almost ended. More precisely, the civilized world as we know it could have come to a crashing halt on Thanksgiving Day. That’s when the Scrooge-like retailers such as … well, pretty much every single retailer of note—opened for business. Macy’s suffered an unfair share of theMore »

Last updated: December 20, 2013

Retail Sales Gain in October

NRF

WASHINGTON-An increase in consumer confidence led to a gain of 3.9 percent year over year in October U.S. retail sales, according to data issued this morning by the U.S. Census Bureau. Retail sales for the month totaled an adjusted $428.1 billion. Compared to September, retail sales increased 0.4 percent. Looking at the channels that sellMore »

Last updated: November 20, 2013

Retail Import Volume Rises 6.5 Percent in October

Retail Import Cargo

WASHINGTON-Import volume at the nation’s major retail container ports grew by an estimated 6.5 percent in October over the same month of last year, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates. In addition, year-over-year increases in import volume are also projected for the remainder ofMore »

Last updated: November 12, 2013

NRF Projects Trimmer Holiday Spending Budgets by Consumers

Shopping Mall

WASHINGTON-The National Retail Federation said it expects U.S. consumers to “take a conservative approach” to their spending for the upcoming holiday season, due to a continually challenging economy and being “used to do more with less.” According to NRF’s holiday consumer spending survey, conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, holiday shoppers will spend an averageMore »

Last updated: October 16, 2013