U.S. Commerce Department


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...]

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

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...]

Commerce Dept: Retail Sales Increase by Most in Four Months

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Washington--U.S. retail sales rose broadly in August and consumer sentiment hit a 14-month high in September, supporting … [Read more...]

Commerce Dept: July Sales Flatten Unexpectedly

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Washington—Just when U.S. retail seems to be sauntering along, suddenly it hits a bump...or rather a flat place in the road.In … [Read more...]

Week in Review: 10 Things to Know

New Arrivals at Buckle

New York—Already the most important shopping season second only to holiday, Back to School may be better than the last few seasons … [Read more...]

Retail Sales Edge Up in June But Core Sales Growth Solid

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Washington—June retail sales failed to reach economists’ estimates, but the so-called core sales—which exclude automobiles, … [Read more...]

Week in Review: News Not to Miss

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New York—After a flurry of retail earnings reports in late April, the final batch came out this week. Like the previous one, they … [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...]