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By Jeff Berman · 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.
By Bob Trebilcock · January 13, 2015
IBM’s latest study on consumer behavior highlights the importance of best-in-class processes in the DC in the age of e-commerce
By Jeff Berman · 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.
By Jeff Berman · December 1, 2014
Early reports fall short of projections, but the final verdict is yet to come.
By Jeff Berman · December 1, 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.
By Jeff Berman · 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.
By Jeff Berman · 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.
By Jeff Berman · November 11, 2014
On the heels of record-breaking volumes in September and October, the most recent edition of the Port Tracker report from the National Retail Federation (NRF) and maritime consultancy Hackett Associates expects import cargo volumes at United States-based retail container ports to slow down in November.
By Jeff Berman · October 15, 2014
With the holiday shopping set to gear up in a few weeks, it looks like the retail sector could use a seasonal spark based on declining retail sales in September, according to data issued by the United States Department of Commerce and the National Retail Federation (NRF).
By Jeff Berman · October 8, 2014
Following 3.1% growth in 2013, holiday sales expected to reach $616.9 billion.
By Jeff Berman · October 8, 2014
Holiday sales—as defined by the NRF—are sales in the months of November and December and exclude autos, gas, and restaurant sales. For 2014, the NRF said it expects holiday sales to grow 4.1 percent compared to 2013 to $616.9 billion, which is above the actual 3.1 percent for 2013.
By Jeff Berman · September 12, 2014
Commerce reported that August retail sales at $444.4 billion were up 0.6 percent compared to July and up 5.0 percent compared to August 2013, and the NRF said that August retail sales, which exclude automobiles, gas stations, and restaurants, were up 0.5 percent compared to July and up 2.7 percent on an annual unadjusted basis.
By Jeff Berman · August 13, 2014
Commerce reported that July retail sales at $439.8 billion were flat compared to June and up 3.7 percent compared to July 2013, and NRF said that July retail sales, which exclude automobiles, gas stations, and restaurants, were up 0.1 percent annually and up 4 percent on an annual unadjusted basis.
By Jeff Berman · July 29, 2014
Gor the first half of 2014, NRF said that retail sales were up just 2.9 percent compared to the first six months of 2013, with sales through the end of the year expected to be up 3.9 percent annually.
By Jeff Berman · July 28, 2014
Data issued by the National Retail Federation lowered its 2014 retail sales forecast, due to a slow first six months of the year (and largely negatively influenced by the terrible winter weather), but noted that retail sales are expected to be strong over the next five months to finish the year.

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