Stories tagged: retail sales
Tue., March 17, 2020
Retail sales fell 0.5% in February, the largest drop in more than a year, indicating that the consumer sector was slowing even before the coronavirus struck with force in the …
Tue., Dec. 31, 2019
U.S. consumer confidence slipped ever so slightly in December, as expectations fell about economic growth over the next six months.
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 13, 2019
U.S. retail sales rose at a modest pace in November as the holiday shopping season appeared to have a slow start.
UPDATED: Mon., March 11, 2019
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
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
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
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
U.S. retail sales rose at a solid pace last month, as bullish consumers bought more cars, furniture and clothes.
Wed., Nov. 15, 2017
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
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
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
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
H&M, a Swedish clothing retailer, will open a new store in NorthTown Mall in fall, officials have announced.
Wed., June 14, 2017
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 …