retail sales

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
Government, Business

Retail Sales Top Estimates as Core Measure Up Most in Year

Jewelry Window Lisa Larson-Walker/Flickr

U.S. retail sales topped forecasts in November as a key measure jumped by the most in a year and October figures were revised higher, indicating consumers are giving a bigger boost to the economy than expected this quarter.

Katia Dmitrieva | Bloomberg News
December 14, 2018
Government, Business

Retail Sales Rise Most in Five Months on Autos, Fuel

Consumer Eric Gay/Associated Press

U.S. retail sales rose in October by the most in five months on purchases of autos, fuel and building materials, rebounding after Hurricane Florence may have depressed demand in September.

Katia Dmitrieva | Bloomberg News
November 15, 2018
Government, Business

August Retail Sales Fall Short of Analysts’ Estimates

Retail sales Rogelio Solis/Associated Press

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.

September 14, 2018
Government, Business

US Retail Sales Rebound in Sign Consumer Weakness Fading

Shopping David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News

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.

September 10, 2017