Another good sign pops up that the economy is on the mend. Now, how do we keep the momentum going?
There’s more good news on the retail front as consumers show yet again they’re ready to spend, the Commerce Department says.
In a hopeful sign for shopkeepers everywhere, the NRF reports that retail sales rose again in October. Is there a light at the end of the tunnel?
Retail sales have again beat what analysts predicted, giving rise to hope that Christmas will help pull businesses out of the doldrums
Retail sales were up for the second month in a row. Analysts are cautiously hopeful that this signals a better-than-expected sales season.
There might be more holiday cheer than expected as one analysis firm says holiday sales will be up this year over last.
Retailers were able to post better-than-expected sales in August, according to numerous wire services and published reports. “Early reports gave analysts hope retailers were able to clear excess inventories ahead of the crucial holiday-selling season without having to resort to deep discounts,” Yahoo News reported. And in an encouraging sign, it was reported that retailers […]
Aggressive back-to-school promotions paid off for retailers in July with an unadjusted 3.1% boost in sales year-over-year, the National Retail Federation reports. But even that good news was tempered, according to an NRF spokesman. “Household spending remains tepid amid concerns about economic stability,” NRF Chief Economist Jack Kleinhenz said in a release. “Current data on […]
A number of retail segments are reporting some notable bright spots this year, according to research reported by NPD Group, a market analysis firm. Fashion and big appliances were the real winners, with dollar sales up 16 to 17 percent. Here’s a survey of the latest results: Fashion Accessories: The entire category was up 17 […]