consumer spending

GDP growth slows, but consumer spending remains positive

Gross domestic product isn’t likely to grow as much in the final months of 2022 as it did in the third quarter, but consumer spending should remain strong even though its rapid pace is continuing... more »

NRF says economy experiences ongoing expansion despite uncertainty

The Federal Reserve faces “a tricky job” in addressing inflation but continuing growth in employment, wages and consumer spending make it unlikely the effort will backfire into a major setback for the economy, Jack Kleinhenz,... more »

Holiday spending to increase to $700 billion this year

The National Retail Federation announced that it expects holiday retail sales in November and December — excluding automobiles, gasoline and restaurants — to increase between 4.3 and 4.8 percent over 2017 for a total of $717.45 billion to $720.89 billion.... more »

Consumer spending slows down during June

The Department of Commerce reported a rise in consumer spending during June, but at a slightly lower rate than the previous month, reports the Wall Street Journal.Consumer spending rose by 0.2 percent during June, down... more »

Retail sales could benefit as consumers’ balance sheets heal

After several years of cutting debt and spending, consumers' finances are in better shape than they've been in years. That could provide a boost to the Commerce Department's retail sales report for June due out... more »

Flagler Beach Shop Survives Ebb And Flow Of Tides And Tourists

FLAGLER BEACH -- Snuggled alongside State Road A1A at the northern edge of this beachside town is one of the county's hidden treasures.The Jose Gaspar Treasure Co. may not offer hordes of gold dubloons and... more »

Consumers Make Up For Lost Time This Father’s Day

Faced with tough budgeting decisions, consumers have put Father's Day on the back burner for years, but this year Americans seem intent on showering dad with their appreciation. According to NRF's Consumer Intentions and Actions... more »

Keeping Track Of A Customer’s Retail Journey

The electronic footprint left behind by a new generation of voucher users is allowing brands to build a clear picture of their customers and better target offers. By Morag Cuddeford-Jones.Everyone likes a deal. And the... more »

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