Sales at textile, clothing and footwear stores in the UK increased by 9.1% last month, outstripping the overall retail market. The overall seasonally adjusted value of retail sales in November 2010 rose by 3.6% compared with November 2009, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) reported....

world's largest retail trade association – April retail sales, which exclude automobiles, gas stations and restaurants, were unchanged seasonally-adjusted month-to-month yet increased 4.7 percent unadjusted year-over-year. "The shift in Easter to April did not provide enough bounce to...

Lower gas prices and higher employment rates aren't creating much of a windfall for traditional brick-and-mortar retailers. Consumers are instead spending their discretionary income on experiences like travel and dining at restaurants. Retail sales rose 3 percent during the holiday season...

" The median forecast for retail sales in a survey of 77 economists was a 0.6 percent increase. Estimates ranged from gains of 0.2 percent to 1 percent. August was revised from an initially reported 0.3 percent decline. The small gain in September retail control group sales, the figure...

"A better-than-expected holiday season is welcome news for an economic recovery that continues to be sluggish, and demonstrates retail's powerful role as an engine of growth." December retail sales released today by the U.S. Commerce Department show total retail sales (which include...

"There was some variation between store types; clothing sales saw a fall in the quantity bought in part due to rising prices and a warmer than average September." The figures suggest the economy is continuing to be driven by consumer spending, with retail sales contributing 0.1 percent to...

the Office of National Statistics show sales figures to be considerably higher than the same period last year. With the weather set to take a turn for the worse and more people feeling a pinch in their pockets, online shopping sales have surged as people look for good deals. The value of...

NEW YORK, United States – US retail sales will grow about 4 percent this holiday season, buoyed by a better job market, according to a forecast by Deloitte LLP. Still, the news isn't all good for big retail chains. Consumers are increasingly buying gifts at niche retailers, potentially...

Sales fell in December at clothing and general merchandise stores. Those declines were largely offset by spending at restaurants, online retailers, furnishers and building supply stores. But the primary drag on retail sales remains cheaper prices at the pump. Sales at gas stations plunged...

March retail sales, released today by the U.S. Census Bureau, which include categories such as automobiles, gasoline stations, and restaurants, increased 1.1 percent seasonally adjusted month-to-month ($433.9 billion). The Census also reported that retail sales increased 3.8 percent...

 

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