Retail Sales Rise 1.2 Percent in July, Says Commerce Department

Washington, D.C. — Retail sales in July rose 1.2 percent on a month-over-month basis, the U.S. Commerce Department reported in its advanced estimate this morning. Total sales for the month clocked in at $536 billion, up from $529.4 billion in

Retail Imports to See Lowest Annual Total in Four Years, Says NRF

Washington, D.C. — Retail imports at major U.S. ports are expected to see their lowest annual totals in four years as the coronavirus continues to affect the economy, according to the National Retail Federation (NRF). The NRF forecasts year-end 2020

Commerce Department: June Retail Sales Rise 7.5 Percent from May

Washington, D.C. — The advanced estimate for June retail sales nationwide is up 7.5 percent on a month-over-month basis, the U.S. Commerce Department reports. Consumers visited stores and auto dealerships in-person for the second straight month as businesses began reopening

NRF Chief Economist: Recovery Likely to Come in ‘Fits and Starts’

Washington, D.C. — The National Retail Federation’s (NRF) chief economist Jack Kleinhenz says that as some states begin reopening stores and other businesses, the national economy’s recovery will likely be a gradual process and vary by location. “Getting back to