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Report: Consumers continued to spend in July

Report: Consumers continued to spend in July

PURCHASE, N.Y. — U.S. retail sales excluding automotive and gas rose 9.0% year-over-year in July, according to Mastercard SpendingPulse, which said rising prices—particularly for necessities such as food and fuel—were a contributing factor. Mastercard SpendingPulse, which measures in-store and online retail sales across all forms of payment, reflects nominal spending and is not adjusted for

Higher prices help drive sales gains in June

Higher prices help drive sales gains in June

PURCHASE, N.Y. — Higher prices, particularly for such necessities as food and fuel, helped drive a 9.5% year-over-year retail sales increase in June. That figure is courtesy of  Mastercard SpendingPulse, which measures in-store and online retail sales across all forms of payment, and excludes automotive sales. When spending on gasoline is also excluded, retail sales

MasterCard: Retail sales remain strong in April

MasterCard: Retail sales remain strong in April

PURCHASE, N.Y. — Monthly retail sales growth continued to be strong in April, according to Mastercard SpendingPulse, which reported that total retail sales (excluding auto) for the month were up 7.2% year-over-year. Mastercard SpendingPulse, which measures in-store and online retail sales across all forms of payment, also found that April sales increased 15.3% compared to

Mastercard SpendingPulse: Feb. sales rise 8.7%

Mastercard SpendingPulse: Feb. sales rise 8.7%

PURCHASE, N.Y. — U.S. consumer spending maintained its positive momentum in February, according to Mastercard SpendingPulse, which found that overall retail sales (excluding auto) increased 8.7% year-over-year and were up 17.3% compared to pre-pandemic (2019) spending levels. This is slightly above January growth. In-store spending grew 10% in February compared to the same month last

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

U.S. retail sales grew 8.5% this holiday season

U.S. retail sales grew 8.5% this holiday season

PURCHASE, N.Y. — Retail sales (excluding automotive) increased 8.5% year-over-year this holiday season, according to Mastercard SpendingPulse. Online sales grew 11.0% compared to the same period last year, the preliminary insights show. Mastercard SpendingPulse, which measures in-store and online retail sales across all forms of payment, defines the holiday season as running from November 1

Child tax credit, in-store shoppers drive July sales gain

PURCHASE, N.Y. — Retail sales in the U.S. grew for the 11th consecutive month in July, according to Mastercard SpendingPulse, a survey that measures in-store and online retail sales across all forms of payment. Sales for the month increased 10.9% compared to July 2020. That figure, which excludes automotive sales and gasoline, is nearly quadruple

Survey: Retail sales increased 10.9% in July

Survey: Retail sales increased 10.9% in July

PURCHASE, N.Y. — Retail sales in the U.S. grew for the 11th consecutive month in July, according to Mastercard SpendingPulse,  a survey that measures in-store and online retail sales across all forms of payment. Sales for the month increased 10.9% compared to July 2020. That figure, which excludes automotive sales and gasoline, is nearly quadruple the

Retail sales grow 23.3% in April

Retail sales grow 23.3% in April

PURCHASE, N.Y. — Total U.S. retail sales had another month of double-digit growth in April, 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 23.3% year-over-year in April, and 10.8% compared to April 2019. Online sales in April grew 19.9%

Retail sales posted double-digit gains in March

Retail sales posted double-digit gains in March

PURCHASE, N.Y. — U.S. retail sales grew by double-digits in March as the nation marked the one-year anniversary of the first lockdowns imposed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 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 26.3% year-over-year

Retail sales in February grew despite cold

Retail sales in February grew despite cold

PURCHASE, N.Y. — U.S. retail sales grew 4.6% in February despite winter storms that blasted much of the country, according to Mastercard SpendingPulse. Online sales grew 54.7% compared to 2020. Mastercard SpendingPulse, which measures in-store and online retail sales across all forms of payment, notes that its sales figures for February were adjusted to account