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