The Big Picture After two months of gains, consumers slowed their spending in May. Overall retail sales were down 1.3% as shoppers switched from goods to services, such as travel
The Big Picture After a 10.7% surge in March, overall retail sales flattened in April, according to Commerce Department data. Analysts said the stagnation was not surprising given that the
The Big Picture The pandemic rebound seems to be happening faster than anyone thought, with retail sales climbing 9.8% in March as consumer confidence reached its highest level in more
The Big Picture U.S. consumer confidence is up, reaching its highest level since the start of the pandemic in early March, thanks to the quickening rollout of vaccinations and third
The Big Picture As February wanes, we continue to see a confusing mix of economic numbers that underscore the uncertainty of the market. Jobless claims continue to notch up, but
We admire how creative and adaptable retailers have been over the last year. They managed to change how they sell, and buy, on a dime. But now that we are on
The Big Picture With the holiday season, and holiday Covid surge, now behind us we can start to take a look at where we stand. Overall retail sales dipped 0.7%
Retail operations have traditionally worked like this: Store managers trend their sales history to determine a sales plan and send their buyers out to purchase inventory to support the plan.