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Retail Sales Finish 2013 with a December Gain

Census Bureau

WASHINGTON-U.S. retailers logged in $431.9 billion in sales in December, up 0.2 percent from November’s total and 4.1 percent ahead of December 2012, according to the monthly retail sales report from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Census Bureau. Looking at the channels that sell home products, sales at furniture and home furnishings stores slipped 0.4More »

Last updated: January 14, 2014

Simon, Ullman Named to NRF Board

Bill Simon

NEW YORK-Bill Simon, president and CEO of Walmart U.S., and J.C. Penney CEO Myron Ullman III have been elected to the board of directors of the National Retail Federation. Along with Simon and Ullman, NRF elected to its board Steve Knopik, CEO of Beall’s; Lori Mitchell-Keller, senior vice president and head of the global retailMore »

Last updated: January 13, 2014

Retail Imports Projected for 4.8 Percent Rise in January

Retail Container Imports

WASHINGTON-Import volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to increase 4.8 percent in January over the same month last year, according to the most recent Global Port Tracker report from the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associations. Estimates also indicated that, for all of 2013, import volume topped 2012 by 2.8 percent.More »

Last updated: January 13, 2014

Sinegal, Costco Co-founder, to Receive NRF Gold Medal

Jim Sinegal

WASHINGTON-Jim Sinegal, Costco’s co-founder a member of the retailer’s board, will receive the Gold Medal Award during the National Retail Federation’s Retail’s Big Show. Sinegal served as Costco’s first president and CEO from the company’s inception in 1983 until 2012. Under this leadership, Costco grew to encompass more than 645 warehouse clubs in 42 states,More »

Last updated: January 10, 2014

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