Jack Kleinhenz


Economists: 2016 Retail Sales to Mirror Sluggish 2015

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New York—What’s up for retail in 2016? More of 2015 evidently.According to economists and industry experts who spoke at the … [Read more...]

Weather, Deflation Cause Holiday Retail Sales to Miss

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Washington—While the National Retail Federation today announced that holiday sales had “solid growth” the 3% increase ($626.1 … [Read more...]

NRF Holiday Forecast: Sales to Rise 3.7%, Lower Than Last Year

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Washington—The National Retail Federation forecast today that it expects that while holiday sales will be greater this year than … [Read more...]

Spring Fling: Shoppers Emerged for a 1.2% Sales Increase in May

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Washington—Shoppers may not be MIA after all. According to data reported by the U.S. Department of Commerce today, U.S. retail … [Read more...]

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...]