Category Archives: Retail Sales

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 […]

Steady Retail Sales Momentum Drives Retailer Innovation

  I I RETAIL SALES MAY 2019 I Research Brief Steady Retail Sales Momentum Drives Retailer Innovation I Healthy labor market keeps consumption on solid footing. Retail spending increased steadily in April, rising 3.2 percent on an annual basis and extending a trend of stabilized consumption. The tight job market continues to fuel the retail […]

Increasingly Sophisticated Retailers Deploy Range of Growth Strategies

  I I RETAIL SALES APRIL 2019 I Research Brief Increasingly Sophisticated Retailers Deploy Range of Growth Strategies I Retail sales showing consistency as year progresses. Softened consumer confidence in March had little impact on spending as core retail sales advanced 3.6 percent year over year. A second consecutive month of moderate yet steady growth […]

Retail Powerhouses Maintain Dominance Despite Tempered Consumption

  RETAIL SALES APRIL 2019 Retail Powerhouses Maintain Dominance Despite Tempered Consumption Retail spending slows amid economic concerns. A moderating economy became more evident in February as core retail sales advanced 2.9 percent annually, following a revised gain of 4.3 percent one month earlier. Unresolved trade tensions as well as a weakening international economy continue […]