Hardlines

01/16/2012 - 11:43

Retail industry sales are expected to rise, albeit not at the same pace as 2011, according to the National Retail Federation.

01/15/2012 - 20:48

Consumer confidence rose more than forecast in January, reaching its highest level in eight months amid signs of an improving labor market.

01/13/2012 - 16:08

A report released Thursday by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates said import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports should be nearly flat during January compared with the same month last year, but significant year-over-year increases are expected this spring.

01/13/2012 - 12:30

The U.S. Census Bureau announced today that advance estimates of U.S. retail and food services sales for December, adjusted for seasonal variation and holiday and trading-day differences, but not for price changes, were $400.6 billion.

01/12/2012 - 19:15

Staples said Thursday it has appointed Kirk Saville as VP global communications, charged with overseeing Staples’ internal and corporate communications, marketing, public relations, community relations and corporate events.

01/12/2012 - 18:41

Target is bringing the experience of small, independent shops to the masses with its next design partnership, “The Shops at Target.”

01/12/2012 - 10:00

Sales at 99-Cent Only Stores rose 10.6% to $403.9 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2012 over sales of $365.4 milllion for the same quarter last year.

01/12/2012 - 08:30

Although online sales grew 15% from 2010 to 2011, many retailers' online ordering, shipping and returns processes failed to keep pace, according to management consultancy Kurt Salmon's rankings of 50 retailers.

01/11/2012 - 14:50

The National Retail Federation announced that it has issued an open letter to President Obama urging him to call for action on initiatives that support a strong retail sector when he delivers his State of the Union address later this month.

01/11/2012 - 11:34

Toys"R"Us has announced that its eighth annual fundraising campaign to benefit the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation was its most successful to date, raising $4 million and collecting more than 400,000 toys to help make the holidays brighter for kids in need across the United States.

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