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Census Data Shows Retail Sales Growth in October

Retail sales

Retail sales kept up a long streak of year-over-year gains in October even though the growth rate continued to slow, says Jack Kleinhenz, National Retail Federation (NRF) chief economist, in response to the U.S. Census Bureau’s release of monthly data …

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January Retail Sales Soar Despite Omicron, Inflation

January retail sales

Even in light of the COVID-19 omicron variant, inflation and continuing supply chain and labor issues, retail sales jumped in January, according to numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau. Overall retail sales in January were up 3.8 percent seasonally adjusted …

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U.S. Inflation Climbs at Highest Rate Since 1982

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The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers, which measures U.S. inflation, increased 0.6 percent in January. The all items index increased 7.5 percent before seasonal adjustment, the largest 12-month increase since …

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NRF Expects Record-Breaking Back-to-School Spending in 2021

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According to a National Retail Federation (NRF) back-to-school spending survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, consumers plan to spend record amounts for school and college supplies as families and students look to return to in-person classrooms this fall. “The …

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Child Tax Credits Could Stimulate Retailers

child tax credit

Starting July 15, U.S. households with children will begin receiving monthly payments for each child in the household. Part of the American Rescue Plan, the child tax credits will put money into the hands of low and middle-income families to …

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NRF Projects 2021 Retail Sales to Top $4.4T

2021 retail sales

The National Retail Federation (NRF) is upwardly revising its estimate on how much consumers will spend across retail sectors in 2021. The organization’s new estimate now stands at $4.4 trillion, and the NRF expects sales to grow between 10.5 and …

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