Spending is up, but consumer confidence isn't

Jul 15, 2022
Retail sales rose in June, yet inflation is still a factor in how and where people are willing to spend.
While electronic and appliance sales saw the biggest drop in the last year, spending at bars and restaurants remain strong.
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Retail sales dip may be lined with silver

Jun 15, 2022
The slight decline from April to May could indicate a slowing economy — which the Federal Reserve is hoping for.
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How long can consumers keep spending in this economy?

May 17, 2022
Retail sales have been up in the past few months, but that could change amid economic uncertainty, persistent inflation and souring consumer sentiment.
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February was another disappointment for retail sales

Mar 16, 2022
They've been up and down like a bouncing ball for the past few months.
Not adjusting for inflation, retail sales in February were up just 0.3% over January. Factoring in inflation, they were actually down.
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Is the virus still in control of the economy?

Feb 17, 2022
Recent numbers suggest this economy is increasingly shrugging its shoulders at the pandemic.
Consumers are reverting back to pre-pandemic habits, in terms of savings and spending. This could be a sign that the economy is learning to deal with COVID.
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Americans are buying a whole lot of furniture

Feb 16, 2022
Home furnishing sales went up 7.2% month over month in January, but why are people buying so much furniture?
Furniture sales climbed in January as people made themselves more comfortable at home.
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Amazon's brick-and-mortar clothing store? All about the algorithm

Jan 21, 2022
The online retailer has been experimenting with physical locations for several years now.
Amazon already has brick-and-mortar stores, including for books and groceries. Now, it's looking to clothing.
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Consumer spending boosting companies like P&G despite price hikes

Jan 20, 2022
Question remains, though: When will consumers cut spending?
Even though shoppers are facing inflation at the checkout line, many are still in the position to afford name brands.
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For many retailers, business has never been better. The future? Uncertain.

Jan 13, 2022
Millions of Americans are still shopping like crazy. But retailers worry their voracious appetite won't last much longer.
Americans have been eager to shop in recent months but haven't been able to find everything they want. Fresh retail sales data will come out Friday.
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Holiday sales boosted by fear of empty shelves

Dec 27, 2021
An early picture of the all-important selling season looks decent.
With shoppers hunting for presents earlier, retailers enjoyed the strongest holiday sales growth in nearly two decades, according to the Mastercard SpendingPulse report.
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