retail sales

July retail sales show strong gains

The National Retail Federation (NRF) noted retail sales were up 0.9 percent in July seasonally adjusted from June and up 5.6 percent unadjusted year-over-year. The numbers exclude automobile dealers, gasoline stations and restaurants. “July’s strong... more »

May’s retail sales show consumer resilience

May’s retail sales show consumer resilience and confidence in the economy. Retail sales rose 0.5 percent in May seasonally adjusted from April and up 3.2 percent unadjusted year-over-year, according to the National Retail Federation (NRF). The... more »

Retail sales impacted by slower tax refunds and weather

Retail sales were down 0.2 percent in April seasonally adjusted from March but up 5.2 percent unadjusted year-over-year, the National Retail Federation (NRF) noted. The numbers exclude automobile dealers, gasoline stations and restaurants. “Slower tax... more »

Rainbow Unicorn Set is a new gift ensemble from Douglas Company

The unicorn trend is appealing to all age groups including babies! The unicorn trend is strong at Douglas Company, and the baby category may just have one of the most magical of them all. Meet,... more »

March retail sales are up

Retail sales were up 1 percent in March seasonally adjusted from February and up 0.8 percent unadjusted year-over-year, the National Retail Federation (NRF) said. The numbers exclude automobile dealers, gasoline stations and restaurants. “March’s numbers... more »

Retail sales up in September

Retail sales in September increased 0.4 percent over August on a seasonally adjusted basis and were up 3 percent year-over-year unadjusted, according to calculations released today by the National Retail Federation. The numbers exclude automobiles, gasoline... more »

Retail spending on the rise in March

An increase in consumer spending has come with the arrival of spring, according to a Reuters article published on Tuesday, April 14.Lucia Mutikani of Reuters reports retail sales rose 0.9 percent in March, breaking a... more »

Retail Therapy: Local Businesses Have High Hopes for 2015

Fayetteville, NC - We're still off-the-Skibo-track this week, checking in with three more locally owned businesses about their experiences in 2014 and outlook for 2015.Without further ado:The business picture was brighter in 2014 at Dogwood... more »

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