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NRF Forecasts 3.4% Increase in Retail Sales

The National Retail Federation released its 2013 economic forecast today, projecting retail industry sales (which exclude automobiles, gas stations, and restaurants) will increase 3.4 percent, slightly less than the preliminary 4.2 percent growth seen in 2012. The subdued forecast comes on the heels of a holiday season that went head-to-head with Washington’s political wrangling over...
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Retail Sales Increase Demonstrates Confident but Cautious Consumer

Beating economists’ estimates and forecasts, retail sales edged higher in the month of July – breaking three consecutive months of declining growth – demonstrating that consumers are gaining some semblance of confidence this summer. According to the National Retail Federation, July retail sales (excluding automobile, gas stations and restaurants) increased 0.8 percent seasonally adjusted from...
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