June retail sales were up 0.07 percent seasonally adjusted from May’s strong performance and increased 4.2 percent unadjusted year-over-year as economic growth continued despite the U.S. trade war with China and other countries, according to NRF.
March retail sales increased 0.3 percent seasonally adjusted over February and 5 percent year-over-year as the economy continued to grow despite market volatility, unseasonable weather and uncertain economic policies, according to NRF.
Retail sales in October increased 0.1 percent over September seasonally adjusted and were up 4.3 percent year-over-year, according to NRF. The numbers exclude automobiles, gasoline stations and restaurants.
After months of record-setting volume as retailers stocked up for a busy holiday season, imports at the nation's major container ports should be essentially flat this month, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released by NRF and Hackett Associates.
Imports set a second all-time monthly record high this summer as retailers brought in merchandise for the busy holiday season, and are continuing at unusually high levels this month, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released by NRF and Hackett Associates.
Imports at the nation's major retail container ports set an all-time monthly record this summer, and 2017 is expected to set a new yearly record, according to the mnthly Global Port Tracker report from NRF and Hackett Associates.