retail sales

Year-over-year retail sales growth continues, NRF reports

Retail sales remained strong on a monthly basis and saw another year-over-year gain in September despite an interest rate hike from the Federal Reserve and continuing inflation, according to the National Retail Federation (NRF). “September... more »

July retail sales show consumers still shopping despite inflation

Core retail sales as calculated by the National Retail Federation rose in July even as overall sales reported by the Census Bureau remained flat on a monthly basis, and both calculations showed strong year-over-year gains... more »

NRF notes imports slowing, but expects gains over 2021

After a record-setting spring, imports at the nation’s major container ports are expected to slow significantly for the remainder of the year but 2022 should still see a net gain over 2021, according to the... more »

NRF reveals that June retail sales increased

Retail sales increased in June even as inflation climbed higher and drove up prices across the board, the National Retail Federation (NRF) said. “June retail sales data shows that consumers remain on solid footing despite... more »

NRF expects consumers to spend $20 billion on Father’s Day gifts 

Consumer spending this Father’s Day is expected to total $20 billion, nearly on par with last year’s record-setting figure of $20.1 billion, according to the annual consumer survey released by the National Retail Federation (NRF)... more »

Retail sales grow in April

Consumers accustomed to inflation continued to spend in April as retail sales overcame higher prices to show both monthly and year-over-year increases, the National Retail Federation (NRF) said. “April retail sales demonstrate consumer strength and... more »
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Spontaneous Inclinations

Retail basics seem to work best when it comes to impulse-gift options — it’s about the item, its location and its price. Shoppers gravitate towards products that “speak” to them or provide a gift-giving solution,... more »
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The Need for Immediate Sales

Gift Shop® Plus connected with Landon Metts, sales manager — gift division for Creative Brands, to learn more about the importance of retailers offering impulse buys and strategy behind this type of merchandise. In this... more »

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