retail sales

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 »

Mother’s Day Spending Expected to Reach $20 Billion

After splurging on tablets and smartphones, beauty supplies, apparel and jewelry for mom last year, consumers this year will celebrate Mother's Day keeping practicality in mind. According to NRF's 2014 Mother's Day Spending Survey conducted... more »

The Buzz: Retailers Report Holiday Sales

Fox Cities, WI - Retailers around the country began reporting their Christmas results last week, ranging from a disappointing dip — Best Buy’s stores were down almost 1 percent, for example — to a modest... more »

Local Retailers Expect Merry Christmas Sales

Dover, NH - They have hope. And though it's still early, many are optimistic that hope will stick with them.Local retailers know many people have just packed away their swimming trunks and beach towels. They... more »

Small Businesses Hopeful of Strong Easter Sales

Small retailers are reporting a mixed bag of conditions in the lead-up to Easter. Some businesses like bakeries are hopeful of better sales this year as Easter does not coincide with school holidays, which means... more »

National Retail Sales up 2.5 Percent in Holiday Season

Extended shopping hours and big sales helped retailers overcome a sluggish start to the holiday season and post strong sales during the final shopping days of the year. National retail sales and shopper traffic increased... more »

Retailers hail Black Friday weekend as best ever

Retailers are already calling the biggest holiday shopping "weekend" of the season the best ever.All signs point to a huge Cyber Monday, as more consumers turned to computers and mobile devices to begin looking for... more »

Retail Sales Top $59B for Holiday Weekend Nationally

The biggest holiday shopping weekend of the season still has one day left, but retailers can already consider it their best yet.More shoppers came out Thanksgiving night, more shoppers hit stores on Black Friday, more... more »

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