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Michael Niemira

Consumer Confidence, Weekly Sales Fall

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

Retail Sales Improve for Week

Department and apparel stores continue to battle challenging trends.

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.

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…

Weekly Sales Log Small Gains

Department, apparel stores remain in shadow of home retailers.

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…

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…

Department, Apparel Sales Show Some Spark in Week

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

Sales Slump Reaches Three Weeks

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

Retail Sales Fall for Second Straight Week

Softness at apparel specialty stores noted in report.

Department Stores, Wholesale Clubs Spur Weekly Sales

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

Weekly Sales Feel Winter’s Chill

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