retail sales
Government, Business

August Retail Sales Fall Short of Analysts’ Estimates

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U.S. retail sales rose by less than forecast in August after an upwardly revised July gain as purchases of automobiles and clothing fell, suggesting households took a breather from spending.

Sho Chandra | Bloomberg News
September 14, 2018
Government, Business

US Retail Sales Rebound in Sign Consumer Weakness Fading

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U.S. retail sales rose by more than expected in March in the first gain in four months, suggesting consumer demand regained steam on the back of tax cuts and refunds.

Katia Dmitrieva | Bloomberg News
April 16, 2018

July Sets All-Time Monthly Record for Loaded Container Imports, According to Report

Port of Los Angeles Port of Los Angeles (Nick Souza)

Top ports in North America are on pace to shatter all-time records on import container growth, according to the latest monthly Global Port Tracker report from the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.

Transport Topics
September 10, 2017

Broad-Based Advance in Retail Sales Shows Solid Spending

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U.S. retail sales advanced in July by the most this year, with widespread gains from department stores to building materials outlets that signal a robust start to consumer spending in the third quarter, according to Commerce Department figures released Aug. 15.

Sho Chandra | Bloomberg News
August 15, 2017
Government, Business

Second Straight Drop in Retail Sales Shows Tepid Spending

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Retail sales unexpectedly dropped for a second month in June, signaling consumers are providing only modest support for the U.S. economy, Commerce Department data showed July 14.

Michelle Jamrisko | Bloomberg News
July 14, 2017
Business, Technology

Amazon’s Prime Day Proves to Be Biggest Shopping Day Ever

Amazon fulfillment center Erika Schultz/The Seattle Times/MCT Inc.’s third annual Prime Day event turned out to be the biggest day ever for the e-commerce giant, with sales surpassing traditional retailing blowouts like Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

Spencer Soper | Bloomberg News
July 12, 2017

Retail Sales Rose in September by Most in Three Months

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Retail sales climbed in September by the most in three months, showing American shoppers began to spend freely again after shying away from merchants earlier in the quarter.

Michelle Jamrisko | Bloomberg News
October 14, 2016

Retail Sales Decline in August by More Than Forecast

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Sales at U.S. retailers dropped more than forecast in August, indicating a pause in recent consumer-spending strength that has carried the economy.

Michelle Jamrisko | Bloomberg News
September 15, 2016

Retail Sales Climb More Than Forecast in Broad Advance

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Sales at U.S. retailers rose more than forecast last month in a broad advance that shows consumers delivered for the economy in the second quarter.

Victoria Stilwell | Bloomberg News
July 15, 2016

Retail Sales Rise More Than Forecast as Consumers Spend

John Taggart/Bloomberg News

Retail sales rose more than forecast in May, showing consumer spending will help boost economic growth in the second quarter.

Victoria Stilwell | Bloomberg News
June 14, 2016