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Retail sales grew in September

Retail sales grew in September

WASHINGTON – Reports out today on retail sales in September show that consumers have retained the ability and willingness to spend despite accumulating economic headwinds from higher interest rates and slowing growth, according to the National Retail Federation. The NRF’s calculation of retail sales – which excludes automobile dealers, gasoline stations and restaurants to focus

Retail sales slow in November

Retail sales slow in November

WASHINGTON – Retail sales slipped in November compared to the month before, as the surging pandemic suppressed store traffic. But sales were still up compared to last November, and the National Retail Federation still expects a happy holiday season for retailers. “Consumers held back on spending in November as virus rates spiked, states imposed retail restrictions and

Retail sales continued to rebound in July

Retail sales continued to rebound in July

WASHINGTON – Retail sales continue to bounce back from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, the National Retail Federation said Friday. Sales in July grew more slowly than in June, but the trend continued to be positive. “Retail sales for July were another positive step in the right direction as our economy continues to slowly