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By Jeff Berman · March 15, 2016
While retail sales numbers issued for the month of February by the United States Department of Commerce and National Retail Federation were technically mixed, they each shared a common theme of little or negative growth.
By Jeff Berman · February 12, 2016
The Department of Commerce reported that January retail sales were up 0.2 percent compared to December and up 3.7 percent annually at $449.9 billion, and the NRF reported that January retail sales, which exclude automobiles, gas stations, and restaurants, rose 0.6 percent over December and 1.4 percent compared to January 2015.
By Jeff Berman · February 11, 2016
The NRF is calling for 2016 retail industry sales, excluding automobiles, gas stations, and restaurants, to see a 3.1 percent annual increase.
By Jeff Berman · February 4, 2016
While the PMA-ILWU dispute was settled last spring, a new port-related labor issue popped up on the East Coast last week, when a labor dispute on Friday, January 29 occurred when union members of the International Longshoremen Association (ILA), the largest union of maritime workers in North America, walked off the docks at the Port of New York and New Jersey, the largest East Coast port and second largest U.S. port.
By Patrick Burnson · January 25, 2016
National Retail Federation is leading a coalition of more than 100 groups in sending specific recommendations to the Department of Transportation
By Jeff Berman · January 18, 2016
Various economic headwinds are standing in the way of true retail sales growth, even though the numbers show modest gains.
By Jeff Berman · November 13, 2015
Commerce reported that October retail sales at $447.3 billion were up 0.1 percent compared to October and up 1.7 percent annually, and NRF reported that October retail sales, which exclude automobiles, gas stations, and restaurants, were up 3.1 percent annually and up 0.3 percent on a seasonally-adjusted basis compared to September.
By Jeff Berman · October 14, 2015
Commerce reported that September retail sales at $447.7 billion were up 0.1 percent compared to August, following a 0.2 percent July to August increase, and were up 2.4 percent compared to September 2014. And the NRF reported that September retail sales, which exclude automobiles, gas stations, and restaurants, were up 3.3 percent annually and down 0.1 percent on a seasonally-adjusted basis compared to August.
By Jeff Berman · October 8, 2015
The NRF is calling for 2015 holiday sales to see a 3.7 percent annual gain to $630.5 billion, which comfortably outpaces the ten-year average of 2.5 percent.
By Jeff Berman · September 15, 2015
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By Jeff Berman · September 15, 2015
Commerce reported that August retail sales at $447.7 billion were up 0.2 percent compared to July, and NRF reported that August retail sales, which exclude automobiles, gas stations, and restaurants, were up 0.2 percent on a seasonally-adjusted basis compared to July.

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