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Retail Sales Edge Up Though Consumers Slow Spending in August

NRF

WASHINGTON-With consumers continuing their caution about opening their wallets, August U.S. retail sales moved 0.2 percent ahead of July and 4.7 percent ahead of August of last year, to $426.6 billion. The channels that sell home furnishings presented results that tended toward the negative. General merchandise stores posted declines of 0.2 percent from July andMore »

Retail Imports to Rise 5.1 Percent in September

Retail Container Imports

Import volume at the nation’s major retail container ports should increase by 5.1 percent this month over last September, according to the latest Global Tracker Report issued by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates. Jonathan Gold, NRF’s vice president for supply chain and customs policy, said the import bump-up this month should occur becauseMore »

Retail Imports Projected for August Increase

Container Port

WASHINGTON-Import volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to rise 1.7 percent in August, the first monthly increase since May, according to the most recent Global Port Tracker report from the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates. Jonathan Gold, NRF’s vice president for supply chain and customs policy, said, “As the economyMore »

Retail Sales Edge Up in July

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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

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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

Shop.org

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

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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 »