MasterCard: Holiday Sales Rise a “Solid” 7.9%

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Purchase, NY--The first of the holiday figures are starting to roll in. According to MasterCard Advisors Spending Pulse, sales of … [Read more...]

MasterCard: Initial Holiday Shopping Increases In-Line with Forecast


Purchase, NY--It may have been a hit or miss season as far as particular shopping categories are concerned, but overall, retail … [Read more...]

September Comp Sales “Sluggish” as Consumer Confidence Wanes

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New York—A drop in consumer confidence, warmer temperatures, and lack of a fashion must have resulted in September comparable … [Read more...]

NRF Asks U.S. Judge to Reject Swipe Fee Settlement

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Washington—The National Retail Federation (NRF) and a broad cross-section of retailers asked a federal judge on Tuesday to reject … [Read more...]

Preliminary Reports: Holiday Sales Worst Since 2008?

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Purchase, NY--Retailers will be hoping that their post Christmas sales help boost what some retail analysts say has been a … [Read more...]

Commerce Dept.: October Retail Sales Slip—The Sandy Effect?

Consumers crowded in shopping lines ahead of Superstorm Sandy hitting the Northeastern coast.

Washington—Blame it on Hurricane Sandy, consumers pulling back on spending after splurging on back to school sales, or election … [Read more...]

Neiman Marcus Q1 Profit Jumps as Comp Sales Rise

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Dallas—Affluent shoppers evidently don’t need doorbuster deals to lure them into Neiman Marcus or Bergdorf Goodman. Today, Neiman … [Read more...]