ARTICLES RELATING TO RETAIL SALES

US retail sales rebound in sign consumer weakness transitory

2018-04-16 15:10

US retail sales have risen by more than expected in March in the first gain in three months, suggesting consumer demand regained steam on the back of tax cuts.

December retail sales exceed expectations

2018-02-15 00:10

Sales at retailers accelerated in December hot on the heels of Black Friday, capping a year of growth, official figures show.

UK retailers see Black Friday hangover as sales plunge

2018-01-19 12:15

UK retail sales have fallen the most in 18 months in December as stores experienced their customary post-Black Friday lull.

UK retail sales go cold as Christmas shopping season nears

2017-11-17 06:00

UK retail sales have barely risen in October as food stores saw declines for a second month and clothing dropped the most this year.

UK retail sales growth slumps to weakest in four years

2017-10-19 12:45

UK retail sales have fallen more than forecast in September, leaving growth in the third quarter at its weakest in four years.

US retail sales rise most since 2015 on storm-related lift

2017-10-13 15:37

US retail sales have jumped by the most in more than two years as motor vehicles lost to hurricanes were quickly replaced.

UK retail sales rise, led by surge in demand for food

2017-08-17 12:09

UK retail sales have risen more than forecast in July, driven by the biggest jump in purchases of food in almost two years.

UK retail sales decline as households keep a lid on spending

2017-06-06 11:23

The evidence is mounting that UK consumers are reining in spending. Retail sales have fallen for the fourth time in five months.

In the markets: What to watch this week

2017-05-14 21:49

Key local economic data that will be released this week includes retail and motor trade sales for March, and statistics of civil cases for debt.

In the markets: What to watch this week

2017-04-10 07:18

Data released this will week will include quarterly consumer confidence data, expected to indicate the realities of poor household income.

 

US retail sales unexpectedly fall for third straight month

2018-03-15 10:37

US retail sales have unexpectedly fallen in February for a third month, adding to signs that consumer spending will cool this quarter from the previous period’s hot pace.

Consumers up spending in Dec '17, as one shopper swipes 1 160 times

2018-02-07 12:36

South Africans have spent more and bought more over the December 2017 holiday period than over December 2016, says BankservAfrica.

New toys boost sex shops’ Xmas sales

2017-12-24 06:00

The sex toy industry is experiencing some interesting sales trends this festive season.

Pioneer Foods to aquire all of Heinz Foods SA

2017-11-06 18:01

Pioneer Foods on Monday announced that it is set to acquire full ownership Heinz Foods SA – makers of the famous tomato ketchup.

Retail sales defy consumer pressures

2017-10-18 17:14

Retail sales have picked up in August 2017 by 5.5% on a year-on-year rate, exceeding market expectations.

US retail sales fall after weaker results in prior months

2017-09-15 15:22

An unexpected decline in August retail sales and downward revisions to the prior two months have mainly reflected weaker results at auto dealerships.

Broad-based advance in US retail sales shows solid spending

2017-08-15 14:56

US retail sales have advanced by the most this year, with widespread gains that signal a robust start to consumer spending in the third quarter.

UK retail sales rise more than expected on nice weather

2017-05-18 11:25

UK retail sales have gained more than expected in April as nice weather prompted Britons to splurge on their homes and gardens, while the pound rose.

Consumers opt for bare necessities as SA heads for recession

2017-04-12 20:17

Given the challenging economic environment, consumers are opting to buy essentials over luxuries and other durable goods, says an analyst.

UK retail sales rebound in Feb amid gloomy quarter

2017-03-23 17:52

Although UK retail sales surged more strongly than expected in February, the outlook for the British consumer remains weak.

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