January retail sales

Retail sales showed strong gains in January

Retail sales showed strong gains in January

WASHINGTON – The omicron variant, inflation and bad weather in much of the country were not enough to stop consumers from shopping in January, the National Retail Federation reported on Wednesday. Retail sales posted strong gains in January despite those and other challenges. “January’s numbers show that 2022 is starting very strong for consumers and

U.S. retail sales increase 7.2% in January

U.S. retail sales increase 7.2% in January

PURCHASE, N.Y. — 2022 kicked off with gains across nearly all retail sectors, according to Mastercard SpendingPulse, which measures in-store and online retail sales across all forms of payment. This January, U.S. retail sales excluding auto increased 7.2% year-over-year (YOY), with online sales growing 10.4% compared to January 2021. Despite the shadow of Omicron and elevated inflation, consumer spending was buoyed by

January retail sales show strong increase

January retail sales show strong increase

WASHINGTON – Retail sales grew sharply in January as government stimulus checks provided a boost and momentum from 2020’s record holiday season carried over into the new year, the National Retail Federation said Wednesday. “January’s retail sales numbers reflect a very strong start for consumers and retailers as we look ahead to a critical year

SpendingPulse: retail sales up 9.2% in January

SpendingPulse: retail sales up 9.2% in January

PURCHASE, N.Y. — Retail sales grew 9.2% in January, with gains across nearly all sectors and in all 50 states, according to Mastercard SpendingPulse, which measures in-store and online retail sales across all forms of payment. U.S. retail sales, excluding automotive and gasoline, increased 9.2% year-over-year, with online sales growing 62.1% compared to 2020, the

Retail sales rebound in January

Retail sales rebound in January

WASHINGTON – Retail sales rebounded in January, the National Retail Federation said on Monday. Sales increased by 1.3% seasonally adjusted from December and by 3.6% unadjusted year-over-year. The numbers exclude automobile dealers, gasoline stations and restaurants. “Retail sales recovered in January after the unexpected drop in December, reinforcing a positive start to 2019,” NRF chief