Jack Kleinhenz


Report: September Sales Sluggish as Consumers Remain Cautious

February Retail Sales Up 1%

Washington—Concerns about the economy here and trouble abroad may have contributed to a decline in September retail sales, … [Read more...]

Another Optimistic Holiday Sales Forecast from NRF

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Washington–Despite the polar vortexes that stymied retail in the first quarter, causing many retailers to downgrade their annual … [Read more...]

Back to School Lifts August Comp Sales

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New York—Retailers earned a shiny red apple in August as back to school spending helped lift sales. According to Ken Perkins, … [Read more...]

NRF Lowers Full-Year Sales Outlook

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Washington—“The doldrums” experienced by many retailers at the start of 2014 still are having their repercussions. Today, the … [Read more...]

What’s Up at Retail? National Retail Federation’s Monthly Economic Review

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Washington—The erratic nature in recent monthly retail sales figures means it’s more important than ever to examine seemingly … [Read more...]

May Retail Sales Miss Economists’ Forecast

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Washington—Retail sales have been rising since April, but according to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s latest figures May rose … [Read more...]

Week in Review: 10 Things to Know

Tim Belk of Belk Stores accepts the FABB Achievement Award at last week's 25th annual FABB

New York—Sometimes it seems like retail just isn’t going to shake the chill of the polar vortex. As retail earnings season is in … [Read more...]

April Retail Sales Slowed, Missing Estimates

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Washington—After a strong March showing, economists believed retail sales were poised for a rebound. But in its monthly report, … [Read more...]

Unemployment Drops to Lowest Since 2008, Retail Jobs Help

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Washington—Some good news today on the unemployment front: the U.S. economy added 288,000 jobs in April, bringing down the jobless … [Read more...]

Pent Up Demand Gives March Biggest Sales Increase in 18 Months

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Washington—Thank heavens for pent up demand. The bitter winter that chilled sales in January and February thawed in March, … [Read more...]

Retail Employment Edges Up in March

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Washington—Although the U.S. Department of Labor reported today that March “nonfarm payroll employment” rose by 192,000 missing … [Read more...]

Retail Thaw? Commerce Dept.: February Sales Beat Estimates

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Washington—Although large portions of the United States are still experiencing frigid temperatures despite the start of Spring a … [Read more...]