Button: Member Login
 

Sales & Forecasts News

Retail Sales Spring Up in March as Winter Weather Ebbs
Release Date: April 14, 2014

Warmer spring weather spurred continued consumer spending and activity this March. According to the National Retail Federation – the world's largest retail trade association – March retail sales, which exclude automobiles, gas stations and restaurants, increased 0.8 percent adjusted month-to-month and 1.6 percent unadjusted year-over-year.

Retail Sales Rebound in February; Up 0.2 Percent
Release Date: March 13, 2014

American consumers powered through the winter weather lifting retail sales in February. According to the National Retail Federation – the world's largest retail trade association – February retail sales, which exclude automobiles, gas stations and restaurants, increased 0.2 percent adjusted month-to-month and 2.3 percent unadjusted year-over-year.

Severe Winter Weather Cripples Retail Sales
Release Date: February 13, 2014

Consumers leveled off post-holiday shopping and spending in the beginning of the year due in part to severe winter weather in much of the country. According to the National Retail Federation – the world largest retail trade association – January retail sales, excluding automobiles, gas stations and restaurants, were flat seasonally adjusted month-to-month yet increased 3.0 percent unadjusted year-over-year.

NRF Forecasts 4.1% Increase in Retail Sales for 2014
Release Date: February 06, 2014

The National Retail Federation released its 2014 economic forecast today, projecting retail industry sales (which exclude automobiles, gas stations, and restaurants) will increase 4.1 percent*, up from the preliminary 3.7 percent growth seen in 2013. NRF also announced today it expects online sales in 2014 to grow between 9 and 12 percent.

Holiday Retail Sales Come in at NRF Expectations
Release Date: January 14, 2014

Severe winter weather did not dampen December retail sales as shoppers took advantage of heavy promotions and last-minute deals. According to the National Retail Federation – the world’s largest retail trade association – December retail sales, which excludes automobiles, gas stations and restaurants, increased 0.4 percent seasonally adjusted month-to-month, and 4.6 percent unadjusted year-over-year.

Shortened Calendar and Promotions Spur November Retail Sales
Release Date: December 12, 2013

The shortened holiday shopping season spurred consumer spending in November, as Americans took advantage of Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals to make holiday purchases. According to the National Retail Federation – the world’s largest retail trade association – November retail sales, excluding automobiles, gas stations and restaurants, increased 0.6 percent seasonally adjusted month-to-month, and 3.9 percent unadjusted year-over-year. Today’s report is consistent with NRF’s holiday sales forecast of 3.9 percent growth.

Correction: October Retail Sales Increased 0.2 Percent
Release Date: November 20, 2013

Positive retail sales numbers in the month of October point to a good holiday sales season ahead. According to the National Retail Federation – the world largest retail trade association – October retail sales, excluding automobiles, gas stations and restaurants, increased 0.2 percent seasonally adjusted over last month, and 4.2 percent unadjusted from 2012.

Broad Gains Seen in Retail Sales this September
Release Date: October 29, 2013

While government statistics released today show a slight decrease in retail sales in September, driven by the automobile sector, the National Retail Federation’s figures, which exclude automobiles, gas stations and restaurants, indicate broad sales gains in most sectors. According to NRF, retail sales increased a healthy 0.6 percent seasonally adjusted from last month, and 3.8 percent unadjusted year-over-year.

NRF: Retail Sales Growth Remains Tepid, Up 0.1% in August
Release Date: September 13, 2013

Retail sales increased in the month of August but came in at a much slower pace than anticipated. According to the National Retail Federation -- the world’s largest retail trade association -- August retail sales (excluding automobiles, gas stations and restaurants) increased 0.1 percent seasonally adjusted from last month, and increased 3.9 percent unadjusted year-over-year.

NRF: Retail Sales Edge Up in July
Release Date: August 13, 2013

It was a mixed bag for retailers in July, with sales gains in many back-to-school categories like clothing and sporting goods but surprising declines in home-based categories, including building materials and furniture stores. According to the National Retail Federation -- the world’s largest retail trade association -- July retail sales (excluding automobiles, gas stations and restaurants) increased 0.3 percent seasonally adjusted from June and increased 5.0 percent unadjusted year-over-year.

June Retail Sales Indicate a Growing but Measured Economy
Release Date: July 15, 2013

Consumer spending and retail sales ended the second quarter on a soft note, indicating that economic growth and acceleration has weakened. According to the National Retail Federation, the world’s largest retail trade association, June retail sales (excluding automobiles, gas stations and restaurants) increased 0.6 percent seasonally adjusted from May and increased 3.0 percent unadjusted year-over-year.

NRF Retail Industry Adds 28,000 Jobs in June
Release Date: July 05, 2013

The National Retail Federation issued the following statements from President and CEO Matthew Shay and Chief Economist Jack Kleinhenz on the June employment numbers, released today by the Department of Labor. The Bureau of Labor Statistics report showed that the economy added 195,000 jobs in June - including 37,000 in the retail trade - and unemployment remained unchanged at 7.6 percent. NRF pegged retail industry job gains at 28,000, with marked increases in every sector except furniture and home furnishings and health and personal care stores.

Retail Sales Up Nearly 5 Percent from Last Year
Release Date: June 13, 2013

Improved consumer confidence and spending helped drive retail sales in May. According to the National Retail Federation, the world’s largest retail trade association, May retail sales (excluding automobiles, gas stations and restaurants) increased 0.6 percent seasonally adjusted from April and increased an strong 4.8 percent unadjusted year-over-year.

Retail Sales Rebound in April; Increase 0.6 Percent
Release Date: May 13, 2013

Strengthening employment data, increasing housing prices and a record-breaking stock market provided consumers the confidence they needed to shop in April. According to the National Retail Federation, the world’s largest retail trade association, April retail sales (excluding automobiles, gas stations and restaurants) increased 0.6 percent seasonally adjusted from last month and increased 3.9 percent unadjusted year-over-year.

Cold Weather & Economic Policy Dampen March Retail Sales, Says NRF
Release Date: April 12, 2013

Consumers cooled spending in March as the impact of colder weather across the country and harmful fiscal policy, namely the payroll tax hike, caught up to the economy and weakened retail sales. According to the National Retail Federation, the world’s largest retail trade association, March retail sales (excluding automobiles, gas stations and restaurants) decreased 0.2 percent seasonally adjusted from last month and increased 1.6 percent unadjusted year-over-year.

Retail Sales Up 0.7% in February as Consumers Adjusted Spending
Release Date: March 13, 2013

Retail sales beat estimates in February as consumers quickly adapted and adjusted their spending in response to an increase in payroll taxes and higher gasoline prices. According to the National Retail Federation, the world’s largest retail trade association, February retail sales (excluding automobiles, gas stations and restaurants) increased 0.7 percent seasonally adjusted from January and increased 0.5 percent unadjusted year-over-year.

January Retail Sales Up 0.3 Percent, Says NRF
Release Date: February 13, 2013

Retail sales ticked up in the month of January as consumers adjusted their spending in response to the increase in payroll taxes and rise in gasoline and energy prices. According to the National Retail Federation, the world’s largest retail trade association, January retail sales (excluding automobiles, gas stations and restaurants) increased 0.3 percent seasonally adjusted from December and increased 5.4 percent unadjusted year-over-year.

NRF Forecasts 3.4% Increase in Retail Sales for 2013
Release Date: January 28, 2013

The National Retail Federation released its 2013 economic forecast today, projecting retail industry sales (which exclude automobiles, gas stations, and restaurants) will increase 3.4 percent*, slightly less than the preliminary 4.2 percent growth seen in 2012. The subdued forecast comes on the heels of a holiday season that went head-to-head with Washington’s political wrangling over fiscal concerns, shifting consumers’ spending plans downward. In the end, holiday sales in 2012 grew 3.0 percent.

Holiday Retail Sales Up 3.0 Percent to $579.8 Billion
Release Date: January 15, 2013

Solid consumer spending in the month of December helped retailers finish the year with a healthy holiday shopping season, however economic uncertainties sent a cautious consumer to the stores. According to the National Retail Federation, the world’s largest retail trade association, December retail sales (excluding automobiles, gas stations and restaurants) increased 0.8 percent seasonally adjusted from November and increased 2.1 percent unadjusted year-over-year.

Solid Start to the Holiday Shopping Season Boosts November Sales, According to NRF
Release Date: December 13, 2012

Eager holiday shoppers helped drive retail sales upwards in November, helping boost sales in the first half of the pivotal holiday season. According to the National Retail Federation, the world’s largest retail trade association, November retail sales (excluding automobiles, gas stations and restaurants) increased 0.8 percent seasonally adjusted from October and increased 4.4 percent unadjusted year-over-year. With this news, NRF is still expecting holiday sales to grow 4.1 percent over last holiday season.


Previous  Next