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NRF: Big Thanksgiving weekend crowds expected

NRF: Big Thanksgiving weekend crowds expected

WASHINGTON – An estimated 166.3 million people are planning to shop from Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday this year, according to the annual survey released today by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics. This figure is almost 8 million more people than last year and is the highest estimate since NRF began

Ahold Delhaize posts Q2 gains

Ahold Delhaize posts Q2 gains

ZAANDAM, the Netherlands – Ahold Delhaize said sales and profits increased in its second quarter as its stores in Europe and the United States gained market share. President and CEO Frans Muller said the financial results confirm the strength and breadth of Ahold Delhaize’s brand portfolio. “Our brands’ unparalleled understanding of customers, broad assortments and

Rising prices hurt retail sales in May

Rising prices hurt retail sales in May

WASHINGTON – Retail sales slowed in May as consumers faced continuing inflation and higher prices for essentials like food and gasoline, the National Retail Federation said Wednesday. “Retail sales are reflecting Americans’ growing concern about inflation and its impact on the cost of everything from groceries to gas,” NRF president and CEO Matthew Shay said.

Retail sales rise 0.9% in April

Retail sales rise 0.9% in April

WASHINGTON – April retail sales rose 0.9% from the previous month to $677.7 billion, the Commerce Department reported today. It was the fourth consecutive monthly increase in the face of rising consumer prices. April’s increase followed the 0.5% gain in March sales, when Russia’s military invasion of Ukraine caused gasoline prices to surge. Pump prices

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

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

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

CVS’ Q2 sales and earnings beat forecasts

CVS’ Q2 sales and earnings beat forecasts

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health posted second-quarter sales and earnings that easily topped analysts’ projections. Strong retail sales helped lift the company’s adjusted profit to $2.42 a share, well ahead of Wall Street’s prediction of $2.07 a share. Revenue climbed 11.1% to $72.62 billion, beating the forecast of $70.24 billion. The company boosted its fiscal

May retail sales down from April, up vs. last year

May retail sales down from April, up vs. last year

WASHINGTON – Retail sales in May were down compared to April but up strongly year-over-year, the National Retail Federation said Tuesday. “While May retail sales were down slightly, largely due to supply chain constraints, the more accurate indicator remains in the year-over-year data which, as the NRF calculates, showed growth of over 17%,” NRF president

NRF: Retail sales rebounded in March

NRF: Retail sales rebounded in March

WASHINGTON – Retail sales rebounded with huge gains in March as government checks fattened consumers’ bank accounts and more vaccination against COVID-19 made it easier for shoppers to get out of the house and lead the acceleration of the U.S. economy, the National Retail Federation said Thursday. “The dramatic increase of 17.7% in March retail

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