U.S. Commerce Department


Pent Up Demand Gives March Biggest Sales Increase in 18 Months

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Washington—Thank heavens for pent up demand. The bitter winter that chilled sales in January and February thawed in March, … [Read more...]

Week in Review: What You Missed…

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New York—Spring is just around the corner—we hope. And not just because we’re all tired piling on layers each day and suffering … [Read more...]

Retail Thaw? Commerce Dept.: February Sales Beat Estimates

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Washington—Although large portions of the United States are still experiencing frigid temperatures despite the start of Spring a … [Read more...]

Week in Review: Top Stories from NYFW

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New York—It may be frigid, icy, snowy, rainy or slushy one or two days this week in much of the Eastern half of the United States, … [Read more...]

Commerce Dept: January Sales Drop Even More Than Expected

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New York—The snow, ice and frigid winds buried more than homes, buildings, cars etc. last month. According to data released today … [Read more...]

Week in Review: Top Must-Read Articles

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New York—It wasn’t as frigid this week as last, but many retailers probably felt a chill. Citing reasons such as light traffic, … [Read more...]

Commerce Dept: December Sales Edge Up Past Estimates

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Washington—Some much needed heart warming news out of Washington today. In its monthly tally of total U.S. retail sales, the U.S. … [Read more...]

Week in Review: News Not to Miss

In an effort to improve its financial situation, Sears Holdings announced it plans to spin off its Land's End business.

New York—While it may be Friday the 13th—a traditionally an unlucky day—most U.S. retailers are probably rejoicing and racking up … [Read more...]

Commerce Dept: November Sales Rise the Most Since June

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

Week in Review: 10 Articles to Recall

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New York—Amid third quarter earnings seasons, everyone seems to be scrambling to figure out what’s going on at retail and how it … [Read more...]

Commerce Dept: October Retail Sales Make Solid Gain

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

Week in Review: Top 10 Online Articles

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New York—If you’re one for surprises, then you undoubtedly had a blast this week—and, for the most part, pleasantly so. A tally … [Read more...]