Retail Sales

1  -  20  of  24

November 14, 2014

Economic Watch: Retail Sales Rebound, Consumer Sentiment Upbeat

Retail sales in the U.S. rebounded in October due to broad-based gains, as consumers get ready to head into the Christmas shopping season, according to a U.S. Commerce Department report.

October 15, 2014

Economic Watch: Retail Sales Lower, Producer Prices Fall

Retail sales in the U.S. during September stumbled a bit, marking the first month-to-month decline since January, while a separate report shows there is no reason for concern about inflationary pressures.

October 14, 2014

Economic Watch: Holiday Sales Expected to Jump Following October Container Surge

After a turbulent start to 2014, the nation’s retailers expect sales in November and December to increase a healthy 4.1% to $616.9 billion, higher than 2013’s actual 3.1% increase during that same time frame.

September 12, 2014

Economic Watch: Retail Sales Best in Four Months

The U.S. Commerce Department on Friday reported August retail sales were up 0.6% from the month before and 5% higher than the same time a year ago.

July 15, 2014

Economic Watch: June Retail Sales Gain Only 0.2%

Retail sales increased in June, according to a new Commerce Department report, but the gain was far less than analysts were expecting.

June 12, 2014

Economic Watch: Retail Sales Increase for Fourth Straight Month

Retail sales in the U.S. increased for the fourth consecutive month during May increasing 0.3% from the month before and 4.3% from the level the same time a year earlier.

May 13, 2014

Economic Watch: April Retail Sales Barely Improve

Retail sales in the U.S. barely moved higher in April, increasing just 0.1% from the month before, according to new Commerce Department figures.

April 14, 2014

Economic Watch: March Retail Sales Post Biggest Hike Since 2012

The 1.1% increase from the month before comes as February’s figures was revised upward from a 0.3% increase to a 0.7% gain, following declines in January and December.

March 13, 2014

Economic Watch: Retail Sales Improve Following Two Monthly Drops

The 0.3% increase follows a downwardly revised 0.6% decline in January while the December drop was revised down to 0.3%.

February 17, 2014

Economic Watch: Retails Sales Forecast to Increase More in 2014

One of the biggest drivers of the U.S. economy as well as trucking freight is expected to outperform last year’s activity.

February 13, 2014

Economic Watch: Retail Sales Drop on Cold Weather, Weak Income Growth

Retail sales in the U.S. have fallen for a second straight month according to new U.S. Commerce Department figures.

February 7, 2014

Economic Watch: Unemployment Falls, Retail Sales to Head Higher

UPDATED -- Unemployment in the U.S. continues moving lower, but job growth is also weakening, according to new U.S. Labor Department figures.

January 14, 2014

Economic Watch: Retail Sales Edge Higher in December

American consumers opened up their wallets a little bit more in December, according to new figures from the U.S. Commerce Department.

December 31, 2013

Economic Watch: Year Ending With Positive Economic News

The final week of 2013 provided some encouraging economic numbers including about holiday sales.

November 20, 2013

Economic Watch: Retail Sales Pop, Consumer Prices Drop

Despite a partial government shut down last month, resulting in hundreds of thousands of people being out of work and with no paychecks, retail sales in the U.S. unexpectedly increased.

October 29, 2013

Economic Watch: Retail Sales, Consumer Confidence and Producer Prices Decline

Retail sales moved 0.1% lower in September from August but were 3.2% higher from the same time in 2012, according to the U.S. Commerce Department.

September 13, 2013

Economic Watch: Retail Sales Sluggish in August, Consumer Confidence Falls

UPDATED--Retail sales increased less than expected during August compared to the month before, but are up significantly compared to a year ago, driven primarily by auto sales.

August 13, 2013

Economic Watch: Retail Sales Increase, More Than 5% Higher from a Year Ago

Retail sales in the United States posted their fourth straight monthly increase. The pace for July rose less than the previous month's increase, but sales are well ahead of the level from a year ago.

July 15, 2013

Economic Watch: June Retail Sales Move Higher

Retail sales in the United States continue growing, according to new figures released by the U.S. Commerce Department, but not as much as many were hoping.

June 14, 2013

New Numbers Show Economy May be Better Than Earlier Thought

While not all the recent numbers that measure the health of the U.S. economy are glowing, they are not as bad, and in some cases much better, than analysts were expecting during this second quarter.

« Previous12

Newsletter

We offer e-newsletters that deliver targeted news and information for the entire fleet industry.



GotQuestions?

LUBRICANTS

The expert, Mark Betner from Citgo will answer your questions
Ask a question

Sponsored by

Magazine