Category Archives: Retail Sales

Retailers Optimize Shopping Platforms, Lifting Sales and Customer Engagement

    I RETAIL SALES DECEMBER 2019 I Research Brief Retailers Optimize Shopping Platforms, Lifting Sales and Customer Engagement I Evolving shopping behavior drives spending to record high. Sales growth for Black Friday and Cyber Monday neared 20 percent as consumers sustained robust spending patterns. Digital channels delivered strong growth during the four-day weekend, with […]

Retail Spending Strong, Growth Emerging From Diverse Sectors

  I RETAIL SALES OCTOBER 2019 I Research Brief Retail Spending Strong, Growth Emerging From Diverse Sectors I Consumer spending active in midst of uncertainty. For the second consecutive month, core retail sales generated 4.5 percent annual growth as the softening economic outlook had little effect on shopping habits. While spending has moderated relative to […]

Traditional Retailers Gaining Ground as Sector Evolution Continues

  I RETAIL SALES JULY 2019 I Research Brief Traditional Retailers Gaining Ground as Sector Evolution Continues I Consumption rise supported by diverse drivers. Retail spending picked up in June, climbing 3.8 percent on an annual basis for the third time in the past four months. Stable consumption is supported by a strong economic foundation, […]

Growing Distribution Webs Boost Retailers’ Competitive Advantages

  I I RETAIL SALES JUNE 2019 I Research Brief Growing Distribution Webs Boost Retailers’ Competitive Advantages I Consumption underpinned by elevated consumer optimism. Retail sales remained steady in May, increasing 3.2 percent over the past year. Though this is slightly lower than the previous two months, spending appears to have further stabilized following heightened […]