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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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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The results of the 2014 GS1 US Standards Usage Survey show that apparel and general merchandise manufacturers and retailers are using item level Electronic Product Code (EPC)-enabled radio frequency identification (RFID) to enhance inventory visibility and respond to consumer demands for omni-channel options.
Posted on 03/25 at 09:15 AM

Monday, March 23, 2015

Zurich Insurance and their head of Strategic Business Risk, Linda Conrad, are sharing some interesting insights into the longer-term financial implications of the prolonged West Coast port disruption for retailers across the country.
Posted on 03/23 at 09:07 AM

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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Tuesday, October 07, 2014

The topic of Peak Season planning was cited fairly often at the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Annual Conference late last month.
Posted on 10/07 at 09:17 AM
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Friday, 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.
Posted on 09/12 at 10:40 AM
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Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Retailers concerned by the lack of a West Coast longshoremen’s contract will continue to bring merchandise into the country at above-average levels this month but volume will drop from the record set in August, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.

Posted on 09/09 at 08:20 AM
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Wednesday, 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.
Posted on 08/13 at 12:42 PM
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Monday, 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.
Posted on 07/28 at 10:17 AM
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Friday, July 18, 2014

Consumer preferences suggest businesses should reconsider chasing the Amazon model.
Posted on 07/18 at 02:29 PM
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