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Retail check: Holiday sales seen rising 1.0% to 2.6%
AlixPartners is out with a forecast for the 2020 holiday season (defined this year as October through the end of December).The research firm expects an increase in sales of 1.0%
Seekingalpha · 16h ago
Real Retail Sales Gains Join Industrial Production In Sharp Deceleration
Nominal retail sales were up +0.6% in August. Meanwhile, July's reading was revised downward by -0.3%.Real retail sales did establish a new record high, above any reading from before the pandemic.Because sales have made a full recovery, I expect employment and hours worked to continue to show gains for the next several months.
Seekingalpha · 3d ago
The Big 4: August Retail Sales See Nominal All-Time High
With the release of August Retail Sales and the Consumer Price Index, we've updated this commentary to include the latest Real Retail Sales.Month-over-month nominal sales in August increased by 0.56%.Real Retail Sales, calculated with the seasonally adjusted Consumer Price Index, increased by 0.18%.
Seekingalpha · 3d ago
Inventory-To-Sales Ratio At Historic Lows
August Retail Sales reported with data on Inventory/Sales ratio from July.While a lagging indicator and not historically a good indicator of future economic activity, the July 2020 report emerges as underscoring a unique forecast for accelerated future economic activity.Total Business Inventories are reported at historic lows of 1.23, only slightly above the June level of 1.22.
Seekingalpha · 4d ago
Century 21 joins retail graveyard with bankruptcy filing
Century 21, the famous New York discount store chain, has become the latest retail casualty of the coronavirus pandemic, saying it would file for bankruptcy and close all 13 of
Seekingalpha · 09/11 07:37
Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF declares quarterly distribution of $3.7937
Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF (VCR) - $3.7937.30-Day SEC Yield of 0.56% as of Aug. 31.Payable Sep 16; for shareholders of record Sep 14; ex-div Sep 11.
Seekingalpha · 09/10 16:29
Stimulus For Retail
US retail sales growth has been slowing on a sequential basis.Low inventory levels in autos have reduced consumer choice and caused deferrals. The previously hot home-building sector looks to be cooling off.Employment and disposable income is weak, the savings rate is elevated, and added stimulus has disappeared.
Seekingalpha · 09/04 15:38
Sector Watch: Can laggards McDonald’s and Starbucks get in gear?
Seeking Alpha - Article · 07/26 17:15
June Retail Sales: Some Actual Good News; The Entirety Of The Pandemic Decline Has Been Reversed
Seeking Alpha - Article · 07/19 09:36
Retail Sales: Up 7.5% In June
Seeking Alpha - Article · 07/17 11:59
Retail Spending Returned To Trend In June
Seeking Alpha - Article · 07/17 06:47
Winners and losers from the June retail sales report
Seeking Alpha - Article · 07/16 12:52
Ignominious Ends - Sears And Malls
Seeking Alpha - Article · 07/16 08:30
What Went Wrong At Intu
Seeking Alpha - Article · 07/15 06:54
The Vicious Circle Of Physical Retail Meets The Virtuous Circle Of Digital
Seeking Alpha - Article · 07/07 11:51
Americans plan to spend more than $6B on July 4 food, festivities
Seeking Alpha - Article · 07/02 07:04
Consumers Are Spending Again As Lockdown Ends
Seeking Alpha - Article · 06/29 15:09
Daunting road for distressed retail as COVID hotspots emerge
Seeking Alpha - Article · 06/27 13:50
Retail sales fall back in early June read
Seeking Alpha - Article · 06/23 13:04
Unpacking The Fed's Corporate Bond-Buying Program
Seeking Alpha - Article · 06/21 12:57