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Retail Sales Edge Up in July


WASHINGTON-U.S. retail sales reached $424.5 billion in July, an increase of 0.2 percent over June and 5.4 percent over July 2012—in a month that saw “marked decreases” among home-based retailers, according to the National Retail Federation. According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s monthly numbers, sales at furniture and home furnishings stores fell back 1.4 percentMore »

NRF: Back-to-College Spending to Decline


WASHINGTON-Total consumer spending on back-to-college will average $836.83, down from $907.22 last year, according to a survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics for the National Retail Federation. Total back-to-college spending will be $45.8 billion this season, the survey said. The total spend for both back-to-school and back-to-college will be $72.5 billion. For the back-to-collegeMore »

Shop.org: Retailers Capitalizing on Mobile Traffic Growth


HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif.–Retailers are investing in email and paid searches in an effort to capitalize on mobile traffic growth, according to a new report by Shop.org/Forrester Research, Inc. Nearly nine in 10 online retailers surveyed either have already implemented or are planning to implement mobile email optimization in 2013, and seven in 10 will optimizeMore »

Retail Sales Edge Up in June


WASHINGTON-With consumers remaining cautious about their spending, U.S. retail sales in June were up 0.4 percent from May and 5.7 percent from June of last year, totaling $422.8 billion. Among the channels that sell home products, sales at furniture and home furnishings stores rose 2.4 percent over May and 4.6 percent over June 2012. GeneralMore »

Retail Import Volume to Grow for Holidays, Says NRF

Retail Container Traffic Expected to Grow 9 Percent in December

WASHINGTON-After modest increases during the summer, import volume at the nation’s major retail container ports should pick up more steam heading into the fall and the holiday season, according to the latest Global Port Tracker report from the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates. Import volume in July should rise 1.1 percent from July ofMore »