retail sales

When Mother’s Day Becomes Christmas for Retailers

HOW much will you spend on mum for Mother's Day? Many mothers will be greeted on Sunday morning with burnt toast, badly made coffee, a kitchen to clean up and a tea-towel from a school's... more »

Retailers Thank Easter Bunny: Spending to Rise 11%

New York, NY - Retailers will likely have a Happy Easter as Americans are expected to spend more on candy, flowers and little trinkets to celebrate the holiday, according to the results of a recent... more »

Positive January Retail Sales Provide Strong Start To New Year, According To NRF

Washington, DC - Building on the momentum of a strong holiday shopping season and propelled by gift card redemptions and warm weather, retailers' January sales saw solid growth across the board. According to the National... more »

City Sales Tax Receipts Show Improvement Over Prior Year

Amarillo, TX - According to the city's sales tax receipts, Amarillo's Shop Local campaign has made a positive impact on the local economy.After seeing the results of the holiday season, City of Amarillo Finance Director... more »

Small Retailers Say They’re Feeling Optimistic Again

Charlotte, NC - Many small retailers in Charlotte are looking back at 2011 with satisfaction, as the worst of the recession seemed to fade and sales rebounded or held steady.They're also cautiously optimistic about what's... more »

The hottest gifts of the year

Among the most wished-for gifts this holiday season are — no surprise — iPads, smartphones, e-readers and video games. High-tech again is the rage.But beyond digital, other items are trending hot as consumers approach the... more »

A permanent trend of pop-up shops

Big Little Fudge has only about 200 square feet of space at Market Street in the Woodlands, but can still lay claim to some big-time retail neighbors: stores such as Tiffany & Co., Norton Ditto... more »

Syracuse Area Retailers Say ‘Shop Local’ Campaigns are Helping Drive Holiday Business

Syracuse, NY - One boxed present in hand, Barb Burton of Camillus stood Sunday afternoon in the heart of Armory Square and thought about her holiday shopping this year. Burton had just bought something at... more »

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