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In this webinar, top supply chain excellence expert, Peter Bolstorff, Executive Vice President, APICS, will discuss 3 ideas to accelerate readiness to compete in a digital retail, omni-channel platform.
The NRF reported that April retail sales, excluding automobiles, gas stations, and restaurants, saw a 0.3 percent seasonally-adjusted increase over March, and were up 3 percent on an unadjusted annual basis, and the Department of Commerce reported a 0.4 percent increase from March to April at $474.9 million and a 4.5 percent gain over April 2016.
Commerce reported that June retail sales at $457.0 billion were up 0.6 percent compared to May and up 2.7 percent annually, following a 0.5 percent April to May increase and a 1.3 percent March to April gain. Total retail sales from April to June were up 2.6 percent compared to the same period a year ago.
Coming off of a very sluggish first quarter, retail sales in the month of April showed somewhat of a bounce back in tandem with signs of spring, according to data issued today by the United States Department of Commerce and the National Retail Federation.