retail sales

Government, Business

Retail Sales Jump 5.3% Due to $600 Stimulus Checks

shoppers Pedestrians carry shopping bags in San Francisco. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg)

After three months of declines, retail sales soared a seasonally adjusted 5.3% in January from the month before, the U.S. Commerce Department said Feb. 17.

Joseph Pisani | Associated Press
February 17, 2021
Government, Business

Retail Sales Fall 1.1% in November for Biggest Drop in Seven Months

Nearly empty strip mall parking lot A nearly empty parking lot at the Mall of New Hampshire on Dec. 10, 2020, in Manchester, N.H. (Charles Krupa/Associated Press)

Retail sales fell 1.1% in November, the biggest drop in seven months, as Americans held back on spending at the start of the holiday shopping season.

Joseph Pisani | Associated Press
December 16, 2020
Government, Business

Retail Sales Rose 1.9% in September, the Fifth Consecutive Month of Growth

retail store Sales associates greet a customer at a store in San Francisco. (Michael Short /Bloomberg)

NEW YORK — Retail sales in the U.S. rose 1.9% in September, the 5th consecutive month of growth.

Joseph Pisani | Associated Press
October 16, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

Retail Sales Rise for 4th Straight Month as Growth Slows

Retail growth slowed in August. Signage is displayed outside a Century 21 department store in New York on Sept. 14. The company filed for bankruptcy with plans to shut down. (Michael Nagle/Bloomberg News)

Americans kept spending in August, but the pace of that growth is slowing as millions of people who lost jobs have now lost a $600-a-week boost in their unemployment checks.

Joseph Pisani | Associated Press
September 16, 2020

Retail Sales Post Solid Advance to Close Moderate 2019

People shopping Customers shop at Christkindlmarkt in Bethlehem, Pa., on Dec. 6, 2019. Retail sales posted a 5.8% gain year-over-year in December. (Matt Rourke/Associated Press)

U.S. retail sales strengthened in December, thanks to a late holiday-shopping rush that wrapped up a more moderate year of spending at the nation’s merchants.

Vince Golle | Bloomberg News
January 16, 2020
Government, Business

Retail Sales Rise Moderately as Auto Buying Jumps

Mini Clubmans at dealership David Zalubowski/AP

WASHINGTON — U.S. retail sales rose moderately in August, driven higher by a jump in auto buying and healthy online sales. But there also were signs that consumers have become more cautious.

Christopher Rugaber | Associated Press
September 13, 2019
Business, Technology

Target Takes a Hit From $50 Million Register Outage

Target Michael Liedtke/Associated Press

The impact of Target Corp.’s weekend register glitch won’t show up until the retailer discloses quarterly revenue in August, but it could have cost the company about $50 million in lost sales, according to one analyst.

Matthew Boyle | Bloomberg News
June 17, 2019
Business, Logistics

Home Depot Results Mixed as Wet Weather, Calendar Shift Weigh on Shares

Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

The Home Depot Inc. failed to fully rebound from a lackluster end to last year, with the company saying a calendar adjustment added to the drag from wet weather. Tariffs also weighed on the stock, with the company saying that a recent increase in duties isn’t included in its guidance.

Matt Townsend | Bloomberg News
May 21, 2019
Government, Business

Retail Sales Jump Most Since 2017 on Autos, Gasoline

Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg News

U.S. retail sales jumped by the most since September 2017 as gains in motor vehicles and gasoline stations boosted sales, signaling consumers are giving the economy greater support.

April 18, 2019
Government, Business

Retail Sales Unexpectedly Decline in February

Retail Nadirah Zakariya/Bloomberg News

U.S. retail sales unexpectedly eased in February on declines in grocery stores and building materials, which could reflect cooler weather, though also may signal further headwinds for the economy in the first quarter.

Jeff Kearns Reade Pickert | Bloomberg News
April 1, 2019