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Retail sales up in July

Retail sales up in July

WASHINGTON — Retail sales were up 0.9% in July seasonally adjusted from June and up 5.6% unadjusted year-over-year, the National Retail Federation said this week. The numbers exclude sales by automobile dealers, gasoline stations and restaurants. “July’s strong results are consistent with a confident consumer,” said NRF chief economist Jack Kleinhenz. “Households are in good

A look ahead at tomorrow’s perfect shopper interaction

A look ahead at tomorrow’s perfect shopper interaction

Much has already been written about how shoppers will be intersecting with retail in the health and wellness sector in the world of “2027” (i.e., more than 10 years from now). It is our expectation that concepts like “seamless,” “omnichannel,” “interactive,” “digital,” “connected” and “automated” will be incredibly important — so much so that the

Modest outlook for 2015 retail sales

Modest outlook for 2015 retail sales

Retailer chief financial officers are modestly optimistic about the retail industry’s sales growth prospects for 2015, according to accounting and professional services firm BDO USA LLP. The BDO Retail Compass Survey of CFOs, which polled 100 CFOs at leading retailers nationwide, forecasts a 3.9% gain in total retail sales and a 3.7%  increase in same-store