Matthew Shay


Commerce Dept: November Sales Rise the Most Since June

Holiday Shoppers

Washington—As retailers face their shortest holiday selling season in recent memory from Thanksgiving to Christmas, the U.S. … [Read more...]

Post Black Friday: Shopping Continues to Rise on Cyber Monday

Cyber Monday

Washington–Some 141 million Americans evidently shopping for deals over Thanksgiving/Black Friday weekend, but one of the biggest … [Read more...]

Commerce Dept: October Retail Sales Make Solid Gain

familyshopping

Washington—While the 16-day government shutdown and Congressional budget battle may have dampened consumer confidence last month, … [Read more...]

Gift Card Spending Reaches All-Time High

Gift card

Washington–Whether it’s convenience or providing a holiday gift recipient with the means to choose their own present, gift cards … [Read more...]

NRF: Apparel, Accessories Top Holiday Shopping Lists

Jewelry image from Charming Charlie's holiday campaign

Washington–There may have been blaring headlines about the government budgets, potential defaults and gridlock, but consumers … [Read more...]

Retail Added 37,600 Jobs in October

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Washington—Everyone it seems had been expecting the worst: economists, analysts, retailers etc. Thanks to the gridlock in … [Read more...]

(Excluding Cars, Clothes) September Retail Sales Edged Up

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Washington—Except for drops in sales of automobiles—and clothing and accessories, retail sales in September edged up, though not … [Read more...]

Week in Review: 10 Must-Remember Online Articles

Retail Fixer: Burberry CEO Angela Adrendts soon to head Apple's retail division

New York—“The epicenter of stupidity”…that’s how outspoken L Brands chairman Leslie Wexner referred to Washington, specifically … [Read more...]

Retail, Business Leaders Decry Congress’ Actions in U.S. Budget Gridlock

Debt Crisis

Washington—President Obama today took Congress to task over its 11th hour resolution of the government shutdown and lifting the … [Read more...]

NRF Survey: Congressional Gridlock to Stymie Holiday Shoppers?

Debit Ceiling Crisis

Washington–It appears that the proposed bipartisan settlement the U.S. Congress is considering today to avoid default will be … [Read more...]

Retailers to Congress: End the Shutdown

U.S. Congress

Washington—With the political stalemate in Washington entering another week, business leaders from Wall Street and the Dow Jones … [Read more...]

NRF: Extended Government Shutdown Could Affect Holiday Retail

Holiday 2014 Sales Report

Washington—While the National Retail Federation (NRF) today issued its holiday sales forecast, NRF executives emphasized that a … [Read more...]