retail sales

Government, Business, Fuel

Retail Sales Show Impact of Surging Gas Prices

gas pump Tom Merton/Getty Images

U.S. retail sales picked up in March, helped by a surge in gas station receipts that masked mixed results in other large spending categories as consumers contend with decades-high inflation.

Molly Smith | Bloomberg News
April 14, 2022
Business, Logistics

December Retail Sales Slip After Record Holiday Season

Shoppers walk through a New York City Macy's in November 2021. Shoppers walk through a New York City Macy's in November 2021. (Brittainy Newman/Associated Press)

NEW YORK — Americans overlooked shortages, spiking prices and uncertainty over the omicron variant to break spending records during the critical holiday shopping season. But figures released Jan. 14 show that after spending robustly early in the holiday season, consumers sharply slowed their purchases from November to December.

Anne D’Innocenzio | Associated Press
January 14, 2022
Government, Business, Safety

Despite Supply Issues and Omicron, Holiday Sales Rise 8.5%

TVs at Target A shopper looks at televisions during a Black Friday sale at a Target in Indianapolis. (Darron Cummings/AP)

Holiday sales rose at the fastest pace in 17 years, even as shoppers grappled with higher prices, product shortages and a raging new COVID-19 variant in the last few weeks of the season, according to one spending measure.

December 27, 2021
Business

Target Sales Surging Amid Holiday Shopping

Target Sales Surging Amid Holiday Shopping A Target store on Black Friday in the Herald Square area of New York. (David Dee Delgado/Bloomberg)

Target is an early winner of the U.S. holiday shopping season. The big-box chain increased sales approximately 10% in November, according to Bloomberg Second Measure, which analyzes anonymized U.S. consumer transactions to measure revenue.

Matthew Townsend | Bloomberg News
December 21, 2021
Government, Business

Retail Sales Jump by Most Since March, Topping Forecasts

Retail Sales Jump by Most Since March, Topping Forecasts Shoppers carry purchases through downtown San Francisco. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg)

U.S. retail sales rose in October for a third month, signaling households continue to spend even with the fastest inflation in decades.

Reade Pickert | Bloomberg News
November 16, 2021
Government, Business, Fuel

Resilient Shoppers Push Retail Sales Up 0.7% in September

diesel pump Sales at gas stations rose 1.8%. (Thinkstock)

NEW YORK — Americans continued to spend at a solid clip in September even while facing sticker shock in grocery aisles, car lots and restaurants as snarled global supply chains slow the flow of goods.

Anne D’Innocenzio | Associated Press
October 15, 2021
Business

Retail Sales Unexpectedly Jump in Sign of Resilient Demand

Retail Sales Unexpectedly Jump in Sign of Resilient Demand Pedestrians carrying shopping bags New York. (Juharat Pinyodoonyachet/Bloomberg)

U.S. retail sales rose unexpectedly in August as a pickup in purchases across most categories more than offset weakness at auto dealers, showing resilient consumer demand for merchandise.

Reade Pickert | Bloomberg News
September 16, 2021
Government, Business

Gain in Retail Sales Underscores Solid, Steady Consumer Activity

Olive Garden restaurant Olive Garden owner Darden Restaurants Inc. boosted sales 80% last quarter, returning to the revenue levels it saw before the pandemic. (Elise Amendola)

U.S. retail sales rose unexpectedly in June, reflecting fairly broad gains across spending categories and wrapping up a solid quarter for household demand.

Olivia Rockeman | Bloomberg News
July 16, 2021
Government, Business

US Retail Sales Drop, Hinting at Shift to Spending on Services

A shopper views shoes at a store in New York in May. (Amir Hamja/Bloomberg News) A shopper views shoes at a store in New York in May. (Amir Hamja/Bloomberg News)

U.S. retail sales declined in May, after a stimulus-related splurge in the prior two months, suggesting consumers are starting to shift more of their spending to services as the economy reopens.

Olivia Rockeman | Bloomberg News
June 15, 2021
Government, Business

Retail Sales Flat in April as Stimulus Spending Wanes

shopping in store Customers shop for boots at M.L. Leddy's in Fort Worth, Texas. (Kathy Tran/Bloomberg)

NEW YORK — Retail sales in the U.S. were flat in April, after soaring in March, when many Americans received $1,400 stimulus checks that boosted spending.

Joseph Pisani | Associated Press
May 14, 2021

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