The NPD Group has taken a look back at 2010, identifying some key areas where retail growth exploded after two years’ worth of dormancy. The company’s research provides some promising growth opportunities for 2011. Apparel: After having declined just over five percent in 2009, the U.S. apparel market returned to positive territory with an almost […]
Wary of going back into debt, shoppers are seeking out small, independent retailers where they perceive they’ll get more for their money.
Signs abound that the economic recovery is holding as shoppers continue to spend amid assurances that growth is returning.
Shoppers are starting to react to the after-effects of Japan’s crisis and increasing gasoline costs as sentiment starts to wane.
Raw materials costs are cited as one factor affecting the rise, which may impact retailers’ efforts to boost product prices.
Signs continue to appear that consumers are getting more comfortable with the idea of spending more, fueling economic growth.
Now that economic conditions appear to have stabilized, more retailers are planning store expansions and increased initiatives to monitor and serve their customers, as they focus on improving growth in 2011. Two recent reports show that in addition to keeping costs low, the new top priorities for retailers in the months ahead are increasing their […]
Analysts say the economy is poised for a big comeback this year, led largely by growing consumer and business spending.
There’s more good news out of Washington, as reports indicate consumer spending was strong in December and for all of last year.
Indications out of Washington are that retailers and their customers are helping the nation pull itself out of our economic doldrums.