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Friday, May 13, 2011
April retail sales, which include non-general merchandise like automobiles, gasoline, and restaurants, were $389.4 billion for a 0.5 percent increase from March and a 7.6 percent increase compared to April 2010, according to Commerce data. Commerce said that total retail sales from February through April were up 8.1 percent annually.
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
With the price per gallon of diesel fuel now officially north of $4, there remains a distinct possibility that future retail sales could tail off or remain relatively flat in the coming months.
Friday, March 11, 2011
Retail sales continued their solid momentum with February data showing sequential and annual growth, according to data from the United States Department of Commerce and the National Retail Federation (NRF).
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Retail sales began 2011 on a relatively promising note, according to data released by the United States Department of Commerce and the National Retail Federation (NRF). January retail sales, which include non-general merchandise like automobiles, gasoline, and restaurants, were $381.6 billion for a 0.3 percent increase from December and a 7.8 percent increase over January 2010, according to Commerce.
Monday, January 24, 2011
In another sign that the pace of the economic recovery remains bumpy, data from Panjiva, an online search engine with detailed information on global suppliers and manufacturers, noted that the number of waterborne shipments entering the United States dropped 14 percent from November to December.
Thursday, January 06, 2011
While I endeavor to be an optimist when it comes to the economy, it is hard for me not to scratch my head when looking at reports about what is actually happening. This line of thinking stems from perusing some items on December retail sales. When looking at these items, I needed to remind myself that the numbers for same store sales for December were all very consistent, regardless of the source.
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Retail sales showed continued strength as November numbers showed annual gains, according to data released by the United States Department of Commerce and the National Retail Federation (NRF).
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
With total spending on the nation’s busiest shopping day of the year up more than 9 percent annually at $45.0 billion, there may be cause for optimism, according to the National Retail Federation (NRF).
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
With four straight months of sales gains under their belts and with the holiday season fast approaching, retailers have reason for optimism as consumer spending finally shows momentum
Posted on 11/16 at 12:28 PM
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Tuesday, October 19, 2010
The pace of the economic recovery and strategies to meet economic challenges, coupled with opportunities to refine capabilities, increase efficiencies and drive down costs, are among top of mind objectives for retail-based shippers, according to the findings of a recent study conducted by The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) and Auburn University.