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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

May inflation

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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Inflation, Price Gains and Retail Sales All Jump in October 

October jump

The month of October saw a jump in three leading consumer metrics—inflation, price gains and overall retail sales. According to the U.S. Labor Department Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers, inflation increased 0.9 percent in October, following a modest …

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

back-to-school spending NRF

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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Home Depot Q1 2021 Sales Hit $37.5B

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After reporting $130 billion in fiscal year 2020 sales, big-box home improvement chain Home Depot is reporting $37.5 billion in first-quarter 2021 sales. The first-quarter sales total is an increase of roughly $9.2 billion, or 32.7 percent from the same …

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April U.S. Home Improvement Sales Jump 33% From 2020

Home Improvement Sales

U.S. home improvement sales (NAICS 444) stood at $43.2 billion in April, down slightly from $43.4 billion in March, new data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows. However, sales for the sector are roughly 33 percent higher than one year …

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