Latest news on consumer trends
March retail sales gains are 'very encouraging' and 'set the stage' for further improvements this year
March retail sales as defined by NRF were up 1 percentl month over month and 0.8 percent year over year.
February retail sales increased 2.7 percent over 2018
Retail sales were down 0.7 percent in February from January but up 2.7 percent year-over-year.
NRF says ‘state of the economy is sound’ and forecasts retail sales will grow between 3.8 and 4.4 percent
NRF says consumer spending will be boosted by increased employment and higher wages.
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Three ways consumers’ attitudes toward Valentines’ Day are changing.
Fewer consumers celebrating Valentine’s Day but those who do are spending more
Americans are expected to spend a record amount this year.