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January sales

Retailers post strong January sales

WASHINGTON — Omicron, inflation and bad weather in much of the country were not enough to stop consumers from shopping in January, according to figures from the Census Bureau and the National Retail Federation (NRF). Retail sales posted strong gains in January despite those and other challenges. “January’s numbers show that 2022 is starting very

Costco posts 15.5% net sales gain in January

Costco posts 15.5% net sales gain in January

ISSAQUAH, Wash. — Costco Wholesale Corp. reported net sales of $15.76 billion for the retail month of January, an increase of 15.5 from $13.64 billion last year. The company noted that Lunar New Year/Chinese New Year occurred on February 1 this year, 11 days earlier than last year. The shift favorably impacted Costco’s “Other International”

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