PURCHASE, N.Y. — E-commerce sales hit a record in the 2019 holiday season, helping lift seasonal sales (excluding vehicles) by 3.4% from the year-earlier level, according to Mastercard SpendingPulse. The report noted that e-commerce sales were up 18.8% compared to the 2018 holiday season, though it did not give a dollar figure. E-commerce sales contributed
WASHINGTON — The Saturday before Christmas continues to be the biggest shopping day of the year , according to survey results released by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics, which estimates that 147.8 million U.S. consumers are expected to participate this year, up from 134.3 million last year. “While many people started
NEW YORK — The holiday shopping season got off to a rousing start on Thanksgiving weekend, and early results show that omnichannel retailing and shopping has clearly come into its own. According to a survey conducted for the National Retail Federation (NRF) by Prosper Insights & Analytics, a record 189.6 million Americans shopped from Thanksgiving
WASHINGTON –Retail sales growth was modest in November, but the National Retail Federation still expects a strong holiday season for retailers. Retail sales in November increased 0.1% seasonally adjusted over October and were up 2.1% unadjusted year-over-year, according to the NRF, which noted that the numbers exclude automobile dealers, gasoline stations and restaurants. “November showed
WASHINGTON — Americans shopped in record numbers over this year’s Thankgiving holiday weekend, the National Retail Federation said Tuesday. A survey conducted for the NRF by Prosper Insights & Analytics found that a record 189.6 million U.S. consumers shopped in stores and online from Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday this year. That’s up 14% over
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Meijer Inc. is expanding the pet departments in its stores, offering a wider assortment of everything from food and treats to Halloween costumes for pets. Meijer notes that an estimated 29 million people plan to dress their pets up for Halloween, according to the National Retail Federation. To meet that need,
WASHINGTON – Retail sales in September were down 0.1% seasonally adjusted from August but up 4.5% unadjusted year-over-year, the National Retail Federation said on Wednesday. The numbers exclude automobile dealers, gasoline stations and restaurants. “The pullback in September compared with August is possibly a reaction to increased fears over U.S.-China tensions,” NRF Chief Economist Jack
WASHINGTON — The National Retail Federation (NRF) expects retail sales in the holiday months of November and December to increase between 3.8% and 4.2% from last year’s level. Holiday sales of between $727.9 billion and $730.7 billion would represent a slight improvement over the five-year average of a 3.7% increase, NRF said early this month.
WASHINGTON — U.S. retail sales increased 0.5% in May (seasonally adjusted from April), and were up 3.2% unadjusted year over year, according to the National Retail Federation. May’s retail sales increases were broad based, with every category except food and beverage stores showing a gain from April, NRF said. The numbers exclude sales at automobile
WASHINGTON – Americans are expected to spend a record $16 billion on Father’s Day gifts this year, according to the National Retail Federation’s annual survey conducted by Prosper Insight & Analytics. That’s up from last year’s $15.3 billion. “Fathers, husbands and sons can expect to feel the love this Father’s Day,” NRF president and CEO
WASHINGTON – The National Retail Federation has warned that the Trump administration’s imposition of additional tariffs on Chinese goods puts the U.S. economy and American jobs at risk. “We support the administration’s efforts to deliver a meaningful trade agreement that levels the playing field for American businesses and workers,” NRF president and CEO Matthew Shay.
WASHINGTON – Mother’s Day spending is expected to total a record $25 billion this year, up from $23.1 billion in 2018, according to the annual survey released Wednesday by the National Retail Federation. A total 84% of U.S. adults are expected to celebrate their mothers and other women in their lives. “Mother’s Day spending has