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NPD: Early 2021 retail gains outpaced strong holiday finish

NPD: Early 2021 retail gains outpaced strong holiday finish

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. – U.S. consumer spending on general merchandise ended the year up 15% compared to 2020, with a 6% increase in unit sales. While the holiday shopping brought positive retail results, the early part of the year delivered more significant year-over-year gains. The fourth quarter of 2021 contributed 9% revenue growth and 1%

GMDC names new chairman, board members

GMDC names new chairman, board members

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Steve Davis, director of center store, general merchandise, health/beauty care and grocery nonfoods at Weis Markets Inc., has been appointed chairman of the Global Market Development Center (GMDC). GMDC noted that Davis’ experience includes a broad food retailing background, covering both the GM and health/beauty/wellness categories. He also serves as the