Author: Caroline Handel

Five Things to Watch for in April’s Retail Sales Report

On Tuesday morning, the U.S Census Bureau will release the latest retail sales report, which chronicles the amount consumers spent on goods and services the previous month. Here are five things to watch for in April’s report:  Following a January high, retail sales fell by a revised .5% in February […]

After an Explosive Start to 2023, Retail Sales Cool Down in February 

Retail and food services sales in the United States fell in February, as consumers returned to a pattern of relatively robust spending while coping with high inflation and rising interest rates.  The February Retail Sales Report, released by the U.S. The Department of Commerce on Wednesday, recorded an estimated $697.9 […]

After a Year-End Struggle, Retail Sales Came Roaring Back in January

U.S. retail sales rebounded in January after a disappointing holiday season, indicating that the economy remains resilient despite fears of an oncoming recession. The Monthly Retail Sales Report, released by the U.S. Department of Commerce, recorded an increase of 3% in sales from December 2022 to January 2023. Consumers spent […]