retail sales

Government, Business

Retail Sales Unexpectedly Rise After Drop in Prior Month

Pedestrians carry shopping bags on Powell Street in San Francisco. Pedestrians carry shopping bags on Powell Street in San Francisco. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

U.S. retail sales unexpectedly rose in August after declining a month earlier, as consumer demand for goods broadly held up but showed signs of moderating amid historic inflation.

Reade Pickert | Bloomberg News
September 15, 2022
Government, Business, Fuel

Retail Sales Were Flat in July

gas pump Gasoline sales plunged 1.8%, reflecting a drop in pump prices. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg)

WASHINGTON — The pace of sales at U.S. retailers was unchanged last month as persistently high inflation and rising interest rates forced many households to spend more cautiously.

August 17, 2022
Government, Business

Retail Sales Top Forecast in Boost From High Inflation

Shoppers on Powell Street in San Francisco Shoppers on Powell Street in San Francisco. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

Retail sales were stronger than expected in June, but after several economists adjusted the data for inflation, they still point to a leveling off in spending.

Olivia Rockeman | Bloomberg News
July 15, 2022
Business

Target Plummets Most Since 1987 as Inflation Saps Margins

Shoppers carry Target shopping bags in front of a store in San Francisco Shoppers carry Target shopping bags in front of a store in San Francisco. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

Target Corp. plunged the most since 1987’s Black Monday crash after becoming the second big retailer in two days to trim its profit forecast.

Brendan Case | Bloomberg News
May 18, 2022
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

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