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2018 U.S. retail sales

NRF revises retail sales forecast for 2018

NRF revises retail sales forecast for 2018

WASHINGTON — The National Retail Federation has revised its retail sales forecast for 2018, saying it now expects sales to increase 4.5% or more, up from its earlier projection of a year-on-year gain in the range of 3.8% to 4.4%. “Higher wages, gains in disposable income, a strong job market and record-high household net worth

U.S. retail sector on track for healthy sales growth

U.S. retail sector on track for healthy sales growth

NEW YORK — For 2017, the U.S. retail industry stands to turn in solid sales growth, including healthy holiday retail sales, despite continued pressure on operating results, according to Moody’s Investors Service. Moody’s pegs 2017 U.S. retail sales growth at 3% to 4%, upholding its previous outlook. However, the rating agency has lowered its forecast