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Retail Sales Edge Up in February

Census Bureau

WASHINGTON-U.S. retail sales finished February with a gain of 0.3 percent over January and 1.5 percent ahead of February 2013, totaling $427.2 billion, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Sales at furniture and home furnishings stores posted gains of 0.4 percent month over month and 0.3 percent year over year. General merchandise stores’ sales declinedMore »

Winter Blows Cold Winds on Retail Sales

Shoppers In Snow

WASHINGTON-Suffering from the impact of severe winter weather throughout the nation, U.S. retail sales in January fell 0.4 percent from December, to $427.8 billion, according to this morning’s retail sales report from the U.S. Census Bureau. That total was 2.6 percent ahead of January one year ago. The channels that sell home goods had aMore »

NRF: February to Bring Drop in Retail Imports

Container Port

WASHINGTON-Import volume at the nation’s major retail container ports will decrease 8.4 percent in February from the same month last year, according to the most recent Global Port Tracker Report from the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates. February usually shapes up as the slowest month of the year, an NRF statement on the reportMore »

NRF: U.S. Retail Sales Will Rise 4.1 Percent in 2014

NRF

WASHINGTON-U.S. retail sales—excluding automobiles, gas stations and restaurants—will grow 4.1 percent in 2014, according to a forecast by the National Retail Federation. NRF said that it also expects online retail sales to increase by between 9 and 12 percent this year. “Measured improvements in economic growth combined with positive expectations for continued consumer spending willMore »

Forrester, Shop.org: Mobile Top Priority for Retailers in 2014

NRF

WASHINGTON-Mobile is the number one priority for U.S. retailers’ digital business in 2014, according to a survey conducted by Forrester Research and the National Retail Federation’s shop.org division. Titled “The State of Retailing Online,” the study surveyed 70 retailers in October and November 2013. More than half of the respondents (53 percent) said mobile effortsMore »

Retail Sales Finish 2013 with a December Gain

Census Bureau

WASHINGTON-U.S. retailers logged in $431.9 billion in sales in December, up 0.2 percent from November’s total and 4.1 percent ahead of December 2012, according to the monthly retail sales report from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Census Bureau. Looking at the channels that sell home products, sales at furniture and home furnishings stores slipped 0.4More »

Simon, Ullman Named to NRF Board

Bill Simon

NEW YORK-Bill Simon, president and CEO of Walmart U.S., and J.C. Penney CEO Myron Ullman III have been elected to the board of directors of the National Retail Federation. Along with Simon and Ullman, NRF elected to its board Steve Knopik, CEO of Beall’s; Lori Mitchell-Keller, senior vice president and head of the global retailMore »

Retail Imports Projected for 4.8 Percent Rise in January

Retail Container Imports

WASHINGTON-Import volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to increase 4.8 percent in January over the same month last year, according to the most recent Global Port Tracker report from the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associations. Estimates also indicated that, for all of 2013, import volume topped 2012 by 2.8 percent.More »