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NRF: Spring Apparel, Accessories to Help Send Easter Sales Past $16 Billion

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Washington–Even with the specter of $4 (and up) a gallon gasoline prices looming, American shoppers apparently aren’t going to allow anything to rain on their Easter parades. According to National Retail Federation (NRF)’s Easter spending survey, conducted by BIGinsight and released Tuesday, Americans plan to spend 11% more this year …

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Shoppertrak: Q1 Sales to Rise 2.2%

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Chicago—Winter’s woes—such as the post Christmas blizzard that struck the Northeast—actually may help retail sales in January, in effect extending the holiday selling season, ShopperTrak reported today. According to ShopperTrak’s National Retail Sales Estimate (NRSE) retail sales for Q1, 2011 will increase 2.2% while the company’s Retail Traffic Index (SRTI) …

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NRF: April Retail Sales Show Continued Momentum

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Washington–Retail sales continued their upward climb in April, showing evidence of a much more confident consumer compared to this time last year. According to figures released Friday by the National Retail Federation, April retail industry sales (which exclude automobiles, gas stations, and restaurants) increased 0.5% seasonally adjusted over March and …