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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Momentum created by decent retail sales growth in May did not carry over into June, with sales showing unexpected declines, according to data issued today by the United States Department of Commerce and the National Retail Federation.
Posted on 07/14 at 11:07 AM
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Thursday, June 11, 2015

Following a stretch of very modest retail sales gains in recent months, a more positive performance in May, based on data issued by the United States Department of Commerce and the National Retail Federation (NRF) could potentially pave the way for more meaningful gains in coming months.
Posted on 06/11 at 12:59 PM
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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Very modest gains in retail sales remained the norm, according to data for the month of April issued today by the United States Department of Commerce and the National Retail Federation.
Posted on 05/13 at 09:54 AM
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Wednesday, April 08, 2015

With the months-long West Coast port labor dispute settled to a degree, it appears that the table is set for healthy annual gains at U.S-based retail container ports in April, according to the most recent edition of the Port Tracker report from the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Hackett Associates.
Posted on 04/08 at 10:44 AM
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Thursday, March 12, 2015

Commerce reported that February retail sales at $437.0 billion were down 0.6 percent compared to January and up 1.7 percent compared to January 2014, and the NRF said that February retail sales, which exclude automobiles, gas stations, and restaurants, dipped 0.2 percent seasonally-adjusted month-to-month compared to January and increased 3 percent annually on an unadjusted basis.
Posted on 03/12 at 09:50 AM
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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

While the months-long West Coast port labor dispute between the Pacific Maritime Association and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union reached a cease fire, with the parties coming to terms on a tentative new five-year labor contract late last month, the subsequent cargo backlog at United States West Coast ports is expected to see cargo volumes head up, according to the most recent edition of the Port Tracker report from the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.
Posted on 03/10 at 09:39 AM
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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Commerce reported that November retail sales at $442.9 billion were down 0.9 percent compared to November and up 3.2 percent compared to December 2013, and total retail sales from October through December were up 4.1 percent annually. The NRF said that December retail sales, which exclude automobiles, gas stations, and restaurants, were up down 0.9 percent seasonally-adjusted month-to-month compared to November and increased 4.6 percent annually on an unadjusted basis.
Posted on 01/14 at 12:38 PM
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Thursday, December 11, 2014

Commerce reported that November retail sales at $449.3 billion were up 0.7 percent compared to October and up 5.1 percent compared to November 2013, and the NRF said that November retail sales, which exclude automobiles, gas stations, and restaurants, were up 0.6 percent seasonally-adjusted month-to-month over October and increased 3.2 percent annually on an unadjusted basis.
Posted on 12/11 at 11:15 AM
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Monday, December 01, 2014

While it comes as no surprise that Thanksgiving weekend is commonly viewed as the true beginning of the holiday shopping season, it appears that, perhaps, the booming shopping volumes that come along with time spent with family and friends, too much turkey and football may take a bit longer to materialize than originally anticipated.
Posted on 12/01 at 10:52 AM
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Friday, November 14, 2014

On the heels of a sluggish September and with the holiday shopping season officially having commenced, the retail sector received a bit of good news today, with both the National Retail Federation (NRF) and the United States Department of Commerce issuing positive retail sales data for the month of October.
Posted on 11/14 at 12:06 PM
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