Retail Sales Decline in September

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Retail sales in the U.S. dropped in September, reflecting a broad-based pullback that signaled consumers took a breather.

October 15, 2014

Holiday Sales Seen Rising 4.1% on Employment Gains

U.S. retail sales this holiday season may rise the most in three years as the improving employment picture gives more shoppers the means to splurge on gifts, the National Retail Federation said.

October 7, 2014

Retail Sales Increase by Most in Four Months

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Sales at retailers climbed in August at the fastest pace in four months and prior readings were revised up, boosting prospects for U.S. economic growth this quarter.

September 12, 2014

Retail Sales Unchanged in Slow Start to Third Quarter

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Retail sales were little changed in July, the worst performance in six months, as tepid wage growth restrained U.S. consumers.

August 13, 2014

Retail Sales Rise in June

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Retail sales showed a broad-based gain in June, which probably helped the U.S. economy rebound in the second quarter.

July 15, 2014

Retail Sales Rise 0.3% in May

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Retail sales rose 0.3% in May after a revised 0.5 % gain in April that was much larger than previously estimated, the Commerce Department reported.

June 12, 2014

Retail Sales Rise 0.1% in April, Following Largest Gain in Four Years

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Retail sales increased 0.1% in April after the biggest increase in four years, the Commerce Department reported May 13.

May 13, 2014

Retail Sales Increase by Most Since 2012

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Retail sales rose 1.1% in March by the most since September 2012, helping the economy recover from a weather-depressed start to the year, the Commerce Department reported April 14.

April 14, 2014

Retail Sales in US Increase for First Time in Three Months

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Retail sales in the U.S. rose in February for the first time in three months, a sign consumers are starting to shake off the effects of the harsh weather that had curbed spending even more than previously estimated.

March 13, 2014
Business, Logistics

Retailers Revamping Distribution Strategies to Deliver Directly to Shoppers, Merchants Say

The world of retail shipping is being turned inside out, led by a high-tech-driven shift in goods transportation.

February 24, 2014