Jack Kleinhenz


Once Again, Frigid Weather Freezes February Sales

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Washington—For the third straight month, February retail sales declined. According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, retail … [Read more...]

Retailers Add 24,000 Jobs in February, 218,000 in Past Year

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Washington--Despite unusual winter weather throughout the country that often hampered sales, retail industry employment in … [Read more...]

Healthy Growth in 2015: NRF Forecasts Retail Sales to Increase 4.1% Over Last Year

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Washington—Will the stronger sales most retailers experienced for holiday continue this year? With the U.S. economy gaining … [Read more...]

NRF Holiday Results: Sales Increased 4%

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New York–Confident consumers stocked up on holiday gifts and other merchandise over the 2014 holiday season, helping boost overall … [Read more...]

Retailers Added 2,000 Jobs in December, Bringing Total to 176,000 in 2014

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Washington--Retail industry employment increased by 2,000 jobs in December as healthy hiring gains in general merchandise and … [Read more...]

Commerce Dept: November Sales Rise Most in 8 Months

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Washington—The most hires in a decade, lowering gas prices and plenty of promotions at retail helped total November retail sales … [Read more...]

Report: September Sales Sluggish as Consumers Remain Cautious

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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...]