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Census retail sales data for May shows a ‘reasonably healthy consumer’

Data released by the U.S. Census Bureau today shows retail sales grew again in May and helped drive a still-expanding economy, National Retail Federat... READ MORE »

Retail sales jump in May 2024 after April slowdown

Retail sales jumped significantly in May, showing strong increases both month over month and year over year, according to the National Retail Federati... READ MORE »

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NRF: Fed’s proposed debit card ‘swipe’ fee cap too high

The National Retail Federation (NRF) told the Federal Reserve that the Fed’s plan to lower a 13-year-old cap on debit card “swipe” fees is welco... READ MORE »

CNBC/NRF Retail Monitor shows retail sales grew in April

Retail sales grew modestly from the month before in April, but a shift in the timing of Easter appeared to be behind a slight year-over-year decline, ... READ MORE »

Monthly import cargo to reach 2M TEU through early fall

Monthly inbound cargo volume at the nation’s major container ports should consistently be above 2 million Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units (TEUs) throug... READ MORE »

First quarter results show economy is slowing, consumers still spending

Economic growth slowed during the first three months of the year, but consumers are still spending more than last year, National Retail Federation (NR... READ MORE »

Consumers to spend near-record $33.5B on Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day spending is expected to reach $33.5 billion this year, according to the annual consumer survey by the National Retail Federation (NRF) ... READ MORE »

Retail sales grow in March 2024

Data released by the U.S. Census Bureau today shows retail sales continued to increase in March as tax refunds and job growth put more money in shoppe... READ MORE »

NRF: Economy remains ‘sturdy’ despite forecast for slower growth

Despite expectations for slower growth of both gross domestic product and retail sales, the economy should continue to do well the remainder of this y... READ MORE »

2024 Easter spending expected to top $22B

Consumer spending is expected to reach a total of $22.4 billion this Easter, according to the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Prosper Insights &a... READ MORE »

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