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US Jewelry-Store Sales Fall in First Half
Sales at specialist jewelry stores in the USslipped 5% year on year to $14.39 billion in the first half, according to datafrom the nation’s Census Bureau. Monthly figures for January to June all droppedcompared with the same time...
Retail Sep 16, 2019 Rapaport News
NRF August
US Retail Revenue Robust Ahead of Tariff Hike
US retail sales rose in August, even as consumer confidence slipped slightly from the previous month amid the escalating trade war. Total sales — excluding automobiles, gasoline andrestaurants — rose 0.4% compared with July and...
Retail Sep 16, 2019 Rapaport News
NRF July
US Consumer Spending Robust Amid Trade War
US retail sales increased in July, as consumer confidence remained strong despite fears over the escalating trade war. Total purchases— excluding automobiles, gasoline andrestaurants — rose 0.9% compared with June sales and 5.6% year...
Retail Aug 22, 2019 Rapaport News
Imports
How Trump’s Tariffs Could Affect the Trade
Long before the threat of tariffs on Chinese goods loomed large,brick-and-mortar retailers in the US were facing challenges. So far this year,US retailers have announced plans to shut down over 7,000 stores after almost6,000 closed in 2018,...
Financial-Legal Aug 11, 2019 Lara Ewen
May US Retail Sales
Strong Job Market Boosts May Retail Results
US retail sales rebounded in May as the economicand financial outlook stabilized, according to the National Retail Federation(NRF). Total purchase value grew 3.2% year on year, with salesrising in nearly all categories, the trade organization reported...
Retail Jun 16, 2019 Rapaport News
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US Retail Rebounds in January
US retail sales bounced back at the beginning of 2019 after surprisingly slow figures during the December holiday period. Total purchases, excluding automobiles, gasoline andrestaurants, rose 3.6% year on year in January, according to data the...
Retail Mar 12, 2019 Rapaport News
NRF Retail
NRF Predicts Jump in Holiday Sales
The National Retail Federation (NRF) has forecast a strong rise in US holiday sales this year, amid a healthy economy and strong consumer sentiment. Retail sales in November and December will increase 4.3% to4.8% for...
Retail Oct 08, 2018 Rapaport News
US data
US Polished Imports Increase
US polished-diamond imports continued to rise in July, reflectinga higher average price, according to recent government data. Inbound shipments increased5% to $2.03 billion, the highest figure for July since 2015, even as volumesslipped. Polished imports were...
Polished Markets Oct 02, 2018 Rapaport News
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US Retail Sales Up in July, Says NRF
US retail sales increased in July, as consumers continued tospend despite fears over the escalating trade war. Total purchases — excluding automobiles, gasoline andrestaurants — rose 0.4% over June sales and 4.9% year on year, accordingto...
Retail Aug 19, 2018 Rapaport News
Holiday shopping retail
Retail Enjoying Impressive Season
US retail sales have increased so far this holiday season, as an improving job market has spurred consumer confidence, according to surveys by government and private-sector organizations. Sales across all retail categories grew 6.3% year on year...
Retail Dec 17, 2017 Rapaport News
Jewelry
US Jewelry-Store Sales Up in March
Sales at specialty US jewelry stores reached $2.31billion in March, a 3.3% increase from the previous year, according to provisionalfigures from the US Census Bureau.The increase reflected an 8% improvement in the ConsumerConfidence Index for March, bringing it to its highest...
Retail May 28, 2017 Rapaport News
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