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Consumer Confidence, Weekly Sales Fall

Drop of nearly 9 points sets Conference Board index at lowest point of year.

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Retail Sales Improve for Week

Department and apparel stores continue to battle challenging trends.

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Customers shop for back to school supplies at a Target.


Weekly Sales Cool Off, Weak Growth Seen for B-t-s

Retail Economist expects back-to-school sales to expand 2.1 percent, with strength in footwear.

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Summer’s Arrival Helps Lift Retail Sales

Weekly sales up 2.7 percent year-on-year and 2.2 percent from prior week, according to The Retail Economist LLC and Goldman Sachs.

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Weekly Sales Log Small Gains

Department, apparel stores remain in shadow of home retailers.

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Weekly Sales Again Come Up Soft

Sequential trend down 2.7 percent while year-on-year results up 2.1 percent, according to The Retail Economist and Goldman Sachs.

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Weekly Sales Rise as May Closes

Furniture stores remain strong as both sequential and year-on-year sales up in weekly report by The Retail Economist and Goldman Sachs.

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Department, Apparel Sales Show Some Spark in Week

Furniture and other home-related retailers continue to register best results in weekly tabulation of sales.

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Sales Slump Reaches Three Weeks

Home-related retailers shine while apparel and electronics show weakness.

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Retail Sales Fall for Second Straight Week

Softness at apparel specialty stores noted in report.

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Department Stores, Wholesale Clubs Spur Weekly Sales

Year-on-year trend is up 3% while sequential results decline 0.7%.

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Blasts of wintry weather late in the month contributed to a mediocre performance for retail sales in February.


Weekly Sales Feel Winter’s Chill

Sales flat from prior week, up 1.8 percent versus 2014 counterpart.

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