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Retail sales on a record pace this holiday season

Retail sales on a record pace this holiday season

WASHINGTON – Retail sales continued to grow in November, putting the 2021 holiday season on the home stretch for record spending despite inflation, supply chain disruptions and COVID-19, the National Retail Federation said Wednesday. “Despite economic headwinds, November retail sales data confirms that consumers continue to spend, as demonstrated by a 14% increase in sales

NRF foresees busy Thanksgiving weekend for retailers

NRF foresees busy Thanksgiving weekend for retailers

WASHINGTON – Nearly 2 million more people than last year are expected to shop from Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday this year, according to a survey released Wednesday by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics. “We’re expecting another record-breaking holiday season this year and Thanksgiving weekend will play a major role as

Retail sales grow in October

Retail sales grow in October

WASHINGTON – Retail sales grew for the sixth month in a row in October, the National Retail Federation said Tuesday. Besides increasing compared to September, October sales were also up compared to October of last year. “We are encouraged by another positive retail sales number for October — the sixth consecutive positive monthly gain —

Target, Walmart ramp up seasonal hiring

Target, Walmart ramp up seasonal hiring

NEW YORK — Walmart and Target are hiring extra employees for the upcoming holiday shopping season, but the retailers say that this year there will be an increased focus on supporting online shopping. Making the in-store shopping experience as safe as possible for customers and employees alike is another top priority. Target said Thursday that

Retailers ready for holiday rush

NEW YORK — As the holiday shopping season gets under way, the latest forecasts suggest that consumer spending will be up this year. But retailers are taking no chances, offering special deals and free shipping to get customers to shop their stores or websites. Walmart announced this month that it is expanding its product assortment