Retail Sales

January retail sales begin 2024 with mixed readings

Thursday, February 15, 2024 · SCMR Staff
Commerce reported that January retail sales, at $700.3 billion, were off 0.8% compared to December and up 0.6% compared to January 2023. NRF reported that January’s core retail sales, which it bases on Census data and excludes automobile dealers, gasoline stations, and…

October retail sales are mixed

Thursday, November 16, 2023 · LM Staff
Commerce reported that total October retail sales, at $705.0 billion, were off 0.1% compared to September and posted a 2.5% annual gain. NRF reported that October retail sales, which does not include automobile dealers, gasoline stations, and restaurants, increased 3.1%…

July retail sales see gains, notes Commerce and NRF

Tuesday, August 15, 2023 · Jeff Berman
Commerce reported that July retail sales, at $696.4 billion, were up 0.7%, from June to July, and up 3.2% annually. NRF reported that July retail sales, which does not include automobile dealers, gasoline stations, and restaurants, rose 1% on a seasonally-adjusted basis over…

June retail sales head up, reports Commerce and NRF

Tuesday, July 18, 2023 · Jeff Berman
Commerce reported that June retail sales, at $689.5 billion, rose 0.2% over May and saw a 1.5% annual increase. NRF reported that June retail sales, which does not include automobile dealers, gasoline stations, and restaurants, were up 0.4%, from May to June and were up 3.3%…

April retail sales see gains, report Commerce and NRF

Tuesday, May 16, 2023 · Jeff Berman
Commerce reported that April retail sales—at $686.1 billion—were up 0.4% compared to March and were up 1.6% annually. And from February through April, it said retail sales increased 3.1% compared to the same period a year ago. NRF reported that April retail sales, which…

NRF forecasts 2023 retail sales to grow 4-6%

Thursday, March 30, 2023 · SCMR Staff
That’s higher than the pre-pandemic average annual growth rate of 3.6%.

January retail sales are strong to start 2023

Wednesday, February 15, 2023 · SCMR Staff
Commerce reported that January retail sales—at $697.0 billion—were up 3% compared to January and up 6.4% annually. NRF reported that its calculation of retail sales, which excludes automobile dealers, gasoline stations, and restaurants to focus on core retail, saw January…

October retail sales make gains ahead of holiday shopping

Wednesday, November 16, 2022 · Jeff Berman
The United States Department of Commerce’s U.S. Census Bureau reported that October retail sales—at $694.5 billion—rising 1.3% compared to September and were up 8.3% annually. And for the August through October period, retail sales increased a collective 8.9% annually.…

NRF and Commerce data highlights retail sales growth in August

Thursday, September 15, 2022 · SCMR Staff
Commerce reported that August retail sales—at $683.3 billion—rose 0.3% compared to July. NRF said that in its calculation of retail sales, which excludes automobile dealers, gasoline stations, and restaurants, to focus on core retail, pointed to August retail sales…

Retail sales post solid April gains

Tuesday, May 17, 2022 · SCMR Staff
Commerce reported that April retail sales—at $677.7 billion—saw a 0.9% increase over March and an 8.2% annual gain. NRF said that in its calculation of retail sales, which excludes automobile dealers, gasoline stations, and restaurants, to focus on core retail, pointed to…

Retail sales are up in March, despite inflation, reports Commerce and NRF

Thursday, April 14, 2022 · SCMR Staff
Commerce reported that March retail sales—at $665.7 billion—rose 0.5% compared to February and were up 6.9% annually. NRF said that in its calculation of retail sales, which excludes automobile dealers, gasoline stations, and restaurants, to focus on core retail, pointed…

Retail returns increased to $761 billion in 2021

Wednesday, January 26, 2022 · Gary Forger
The National Retail Federation says returns averaged 16.6 percent of U.S. retail sales, up from 10.6 percent in 2020.

Retail sales end 2021 on solid footing, reports Commerce and NRF

Friday, January 14, 2022 · SCMR Staff
Commerce reported that December retail sales—at $626.8 billion—were off 1.9% compared to November, while seeing a 16.9% annual increase. And it noted that total retail sales, for all of 2021, saw a 19.3% annual gain, and retail sales, from October through December, rose…

NRF forecast calls for a record holiday retail sales season

Thursday, October 28, 2021 · Jeff Berman
NRF stated that a record year could be on tap for 2021 holiday retail sales (NRF defines holiday sales as sales from November 1-December 31, excluding automobile dealers, gasoline stations, and restaurants), projecting an increase between 8.5%-to-10.5%, coming in between…

July retail sales are mixed, reports Commerce and NRF

Tuesday, August 17, 2021 · SCMR Staff
Commerce reported that July retail sales—at $617.7 billion—were off 1.1% compared to June’s revised $624.7 billion and topped July 2020 by 15.8%. And it added that total retail sales from May through July saw a 20.6% annual increase.
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