Stories tagged: retail sales
UPDATED: Mon., March 11, 2019, 4:52 p.m.
U.S. retail sales rose slightly in January after a sharp drop in December, reflecting caution taken by consumers amid a government shutdown and volatile stock market.
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 14, 2018, 4:33 p.m.
U.S. retail sales barely rose in August as consumers slowed their spending after a robust month of shopping in July.
Tue., May 15, 2018, 5:12 p.m.
U.S. retail sales rose at a solid pace in April, a sign that consumers may be rebounding from weak spending earlier this year and driving stronger economic growth.
Thu., Dec. 14, 2017, 10:27 a.m.
U.S. consumers went on a shopping binge last month as the holiday season began, leading to big gains among online retailers, electronics stores and furniture stores.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, 10:37 a.m.
U.S. retail sales rose at a solid pace last month, as bullish consumers bought more cars, furniture and clothes.
Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, 10:17 a.m.
A cautious outlook on the crucial holiday season overshadowed progress Target made in bringing more customers to its stores, pulling its shares down sharply. The shares of other retailers fell …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 15, 2017, 8:01 p.m.
Consumers cut back on their shopping in August by the largest amount in six months as declining auto sales offset gains in other areas.
UPDATED: Wed., July 26, 2017, 3:20 p.m.
Amazon has some job openings. Lots of them. The company said Wednesday that it’s looking to fill more than 50,000 positions across the U.S.
Fri., July 14, 2017, 9:45 a.m.
Americans curtailed their shopping in June, with less spending at restaurants, department stores and gasoline stations. The spending pullback came despite a healthy job market and suggests that economic growth …
UPDATED: Mon., July 10, 2017, 1:53 p.m.
H&M, a Swedish clothing retailer, will open a new store in NorthTown Mall in fall, officials have announced.
Wed., June 14, 2017, 8:25 a.m.
Americans cut spending at gasoline stations, department stores and electronics shops in May as retail sales registered their biggest drop in 16 months, a cautionary sign for the economy.
UPDATED: Fri., May 12, 2017, 2:03 p.m.
The U.S. economy is back on track for steady growth, though not much more. Data released Friday showed consumer retail purchases rose last month, albeit less than forecast, after a …
UPDATED: Thu., May 11, 2017, 6:01 p.m.
Shoppers in a holiday spending mood boosted taxable retail sales in the fourth quarter of 2016 across Washington, including the Spokane area.
UPDATED: Thu., May 11, 2017, 7:05 p.m.
Nordstrom Inc. said Thursday its overall profit jumped 37 percent at its department stores in the first quarter, but a key sales gauge fell short of Wall Street expectations.
Fri., April 14, 2017, 8:28 a.m.
Americans pulled back on their spending at auto dealers and restaurants in March, causing retail sales to drop despite signs of a healthy job market.
Wed., March 15, 2017, 7:53 a.m.
Americans spent only slightly more in February at retail stores compared with January, a sign of consumer caution despite rising optimism about the economy.
Tue., Feb. 14, 2017, 8:15 a.m.
Nordstrom, which has said its decision to drop the Ivanka Trump line was based on business rather than politics, reportedly saw sales of that line drop by a third over …
Mon., Jan. 23, 2017, 7:11 a.m.
Reeling from a shaky holiday season and slowing mall traffic, U.S. retailers are facing increasing pressure to close stores as more of their business migrates to the internet.
Fri., Jan. 13, 2017, 6:39 a.m.
Americans stepped up their auto buying and online shopping in December, reflecting a boost in confidence after the election and a solid increase in pay.
Tue., Dec. 27, 2016, 1:14 p.m.
Holiday shoppers abandoned their early reluctance and boosted spending as the season wore on, pushing U.S. sales to the biggest increase in more than a decade, according to research firm …
Tue., Nov. 15, 2016, 7:58 a.m.
American consumers ramped up their spending last month in a sign of robust health heading into the crucial holiday shopping season.
Fri., Oct. 14, 2016, 7:40 a.m.
WASHINGTON – U.S. shoppers increased their spending in September, with sharp rises in sales at auto dealers, restaurants and gas stations. Retail sales rose 0.6 percent in September, a rebound …
Thu., Sept. 15, 2016, 1:47 p.m.
Retail sales fell in August, during what is traditionally back-to-school shopping season, as shoppers continued to rein in their spending. It was the first drop since March.
Fri., July 15, 2016, 2:53 p.m.
Americans spent more money at retailers and factories revved up production in June, offering encouraging signs of the U.S. economy’s resilience in the face of global headwinds.
Tue., June 14, 2016, 12:48 p.m.
Retail sales last month rose 0.5 percent from April to $455.6 billion, the Commerce Department said Tuesday. It was the second straight month of increases.
Fri., May 13, 2016, 7:06 a.m.
Americans stepped up their online shopping and bought more autos in April, suggesting that consumers may be spending more than indicated by a slump among major retailers.
Tue., March 15, 2016, 7:09 a.m.
U.S. retail sales slipped last month, pulled down by sharply lower gas prices, and Americans spent much less in January than previously estimated. The figures suggest that consumers remain cautious …
Fri., Feb. 12, 2016, 7:24 a.m.
U.S. retail sales rose modestly in January, evidence that Americans kept shopping despite sharp drops in stock prices.
Wed., Feb. 10, 2016, 9:51 a.m.
The National Retail Federation is forecasting retail spending growth of 3.1 percent in 2016, a slowdown from the group’s annual estimate a year ago.
UPDATED: Tue., May 13, 2014, 5:02 p.m.
Local governments are looking to consumers to keep spending their way out of what’s been a mild economic recovery. From 2008 to 2010, consumers reined in retail purchases and the …