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Economy capped off strong 2018 with big holiday season, but we won’t know for sure due to government shutdown

Another pair of reports in past two weeks showed that job creation soared in December and wages rose ... It might not matter much in the case of retail sales. Holiday-season sales registered the bigge... read more

Macy's Weak Holiday Season Shows Growing Chasm Between Retail's Winners and Losers

And yet the department store chain reported an anemic increase in comparable sales for the crucial holiday ... retail’s overall strength these days. Imagine how hard this will be once a ... read more

Holiday sales forecast calls for increase of 4.3 to 4.8 percent over 2017 levels

Holiday retail sales ... Holiday sales in 2017 totaled $687.87 billion, a 5.3 percent increase over the year before and the largest increase since the 5.2 percent year-over-year gain seen in 2010 afte... read more

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Holiday Retail Sales Could Be A Disaster

(source: As you can see, the volume of gasoline sales since the 2007/2008 recession has been in general ... decline in demand for gasoline is the biggest indicator that retail ... read more

December increase seals strong holiday for retail

That hurt retail stocks Thursday. Early holiday discounts, which started in late October, drove big sales early in the season but also ... That's the biggest increase since 2006, when the measurement ... read more

Holiday shopping hiccup: U.S. retail sales fell in December

"As such, retail sales will strengthen again before too long." And total holiday sales, which include both November and December but exclude gas, autos, and restaurant spending, rose 4 percent from 12 ... read more

Surging liquor sales defy recession

the volume of retail sales fell by 1.1 percent. Sales of alcohol jumped 25.5 percent in September — the largest increase this year. The figures follow a record increase in August when sales were up 19 ... read more

November retail sales signal strong holiday shopping season

The Commerce Department reported a 0.8 percent increase in retail sales in November from the previous month, with big gains at clothing ... better than expected results for the holiday season." The ho... read more

NRF Projects Holiday Sales Growth Between 4.3% and 4.8%

The National Retail Federation ... will continue to increase through the end of the year,” Shay said. Holiday sales in 2017 were $687.87 billion, a 5.3% increase over 2016 and the largest gain since a ... read more

Holiday sales forecast to jump 4.3 to 4.8 percent

In 2017, holiday sales rose 5.3 percent over the previous year, the highest year-over-year jump since 2010 and the end of the Great Recession ... increase in net worth all provide the capacity and the ... read more

Strong Holiday Retail Sales: 3 ETF & Stock Picks

as per the National Retail Federation. The number breezed past NRF’s projection of an increase of between 3.6% and 4%. The 2017 holiday sales figure represented the largest jump since 2010 after the e... read more

Holiday Starts With A Whimper As October Sales Comparisons Disappoint

consumer spending accelerated in September and most analysts predict Holiday retail sales will rise the most in years. However, the savings rate fell to the lowest level since December 2007 last month ... read more

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