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Image by Harry Strauss from Pixabay

Consumers Prioritize Spending on Gifts Ahead of Holiday Season

Purchasing gifts for friends and loved ones is a way for consumers to shift focus from the uncertainty and stress of the pandemic to celebrating the holidays and the promise of our return to a better…

Retail Sales Continue to Grow in September

A strong rebound in apparel led a continuing V-shaped recovery from the pandemic as retail sales accelerated their rate of growth in September and marked the fourth straight month of year-over-year…
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Image by gonghuimin468 from Pixabay

June Retail Sales Increase, Recovery Remains Uncertain Amid Coronavirus Resurgence

Retail sales rose in June, seeing both a monthly increase and their first year-over-year gain since the beginning of the year as more retailers and other businesses closed by the coronavirus pandemic…
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April Retail Sales Drop Nearly Twice as Much as March During Coronavirus Pandemic

Retail sales dropped almost twice as much during April as they did in March as the nation’s economy saw its first full month when most businesses were closed because of the coronavirus pandemic, the…
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NRF Says Coronavirus Impact on Imports to be Bigger Than Previously Expected

The coronavirus outbreak is expected to have a longer and larger impact on imports at major U.S. retail container ports than previously believed as factory shutdowns and travel restrictions in China…
Thanksgiving Weekend Shopping Set Records
Almost 190 million people shopped online or in store between Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday

2019 Thanksgiving Weekend Shopping Sets Records

Whether a growing economy or a late holiday weekend, Thanksgiving shopping set a record this year with 189.6 million U.S. consumers shopping from Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday, an increase of…
U.S. Mexico Tariffs
President Trump has called off the Mexico tariff threat for now.

President Trump Calls Off Tariffs on Mexico

Late Friday, President Trump rescinded the 5 percent tariffs that he had threatened to impose on goods coming in from Mexico that were expected to go into effect today, June 10. “The Tariffs…
Tariffs have increased to 25% on Chinese imported goods.
President Trump has increased tariffs on Chinese imports from 10 percent to 25 percent.

UPDATE: 25% Tariffs Go Into Effect on Chinese Goods

UPDATE: The United States has escalated the trade war with China with the implementation of a tariff increase from 10% to 25% on $200 billion of Chinese goods, effective at 12:01 AM on Friday, May 10…
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4 Retail Industry Podcasts to Check Out

For the busy showroom owner who wants to stay in the know about the state of the retail industry, podcasts are the perfect option, offering the ability to learn something new while on the go or when…
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Tariff Increases Are On Hold: What you Need to Know

The 25-percent tariff on $200 billion of Chinese imports, scheduled to go into effect this Saturday, was delayed on Sunday. President Trump announced via Twitter that talks between the U.S. and China…