U.S. Commerce Department

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

Retail Sales

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

Store closing sale at Target

Washington—For the third straight month, February retail sales declined. According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, retail … [Read more...]

Healthy Growth in 2015: NRF Forecasts Retail Sales to Increase 4.1% Over Last Year

Retail Sales

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%


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

Retail Sales

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

Retail Sales

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

Retail Sales

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


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

Retail Sales

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


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


Washington—Retail sales have been rising since April, but according to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s latest figures May rose … [Read more...]