retail sales

NRF: 60 percent of Shoppers are Buying Themselves Gifts this Holiday

Armed with savvy shopping skills and a renewed focus on value, consumers this holiday season will shop at a variety of locations and channels as they scope out ways to get the best bang for... more »

Augusta-Area Retail Sector Slowly Recovering From Recession

Augusta, GA - Americans may be complaining about the economy, but it doesn't seem to be keeping Augusta shoppers from frequenting local stores.Amy Epps, the owner of The Swank Co. in Surrey Center, said business... more »

Uptick in Small Business Optimism First in Six Months

Chicago, IL - Open boxes of Halloween and holiday decorations are strewn on the counters and floors at the Confection Connection Too!, 316 S. Dearborn St., as owner Gail Goodman prepares for the kickoff to... more »

Forecasts Point to Modest Holiday Growth

New York - Retailers just got an early Christmas gift: Americans are expected to spend more than they did last year during the holidays. Retail revenue in November and December is expected to be up... more »

Merchants, Business Leaders Report Strong Holiday Weekend

Petoskey, MI - Even with relatively cool temperatures and rainy conditions at times, visitors found activities to keep them occupied around Emmet and Charlevoix counties during the Labor Day holiday weekend — and often, area... more »

A Strong Business Summer

Gloucester, MA - Signs reading "closed" hung from many storefront windows on Labor Day.But those signs bear no relation to the busy summer a number of local business owners said Monday they have enjoyed over... more »

Retail sales up 4.4% in August from 2010

Los Angeles, CA - The nation's retailers weathered stock market turmoil and Hurricane Irene in August, managing to post solid sales during the key month of the back-to-school season and offering hope for the crucial... more »

Some Exhibitors at MAGIC Apparel Show Report Sales Jumps

Las Vegas, NV - The careening mood swings that have characterized the stock market in the past couple of weeks have intruded into the day-to-day economy as well.As the giant MAGIC apparel show concluded on... more »

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