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UK Luxury Sales See Little Growth Despite Banner Year for Retail Overall

Posted by Paul Fulton on Jul 13, 2015 2:35:00 PM

2015 has proven to be one for the UK retail books. The first quarter yielded significant growth in UK retail sales volumes, due to an increase in prices as well as some pleasant weather that motivated shoppers, according to a recent report by Reuters. With a 4.6 percent growth through May, low inflation and increased wages, economists believe that British consumer spending in 2015 is shaping up as the decade’s strongest year.

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Holiday Hiring to be Highest since 1999 as Retailers Prepare for Busy Shopping Season

Posted by Paul Fulton on Oct 20, 2014 4:53:00 PM

U.S. retailers are projected to hire more than 800,000 temporary employees for this year’s holiday season, the most since 1999, according to Challenger, Gray & Christmas.

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U.S. Holiday Sales Expected to be Highest Since 2011

Posted by Paul Fulton on Oct 7, 2014 5:13:00 PM

Retailers are expecting American spending to be at its highest in three years this holiday season, according to a report published this week by the National Retail Federation.

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‘Showrooming’ Just Showy Hype? U.S. Consumers More Likely to ‘Webroom’

Posted by Paul Fulton on Sep 30, 2014 3:38:00 PM

The much-hyped “showrooming” phenomenon was supposed to take down retail giants. Long-standing stores would be shuttered as consumers used them only to touch, try and compare products – but turned to online and mobile retailers to make their actual purchases.

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Clothing, Footwear Lead UK’s Retail Growth in August

Posted by Paul Fulton on Sep 12, 2014 3:40:00 PM

A swell in clothing and footwear consumption during August led the UK to a 2.7 percent gain in retail performance compared to August of last year, according to the British Retail Consortium.

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Make 2014 Count: Industry Group Forecasts 4.1% Retail Industry Growth

Posted by Natasha Gingles on Feb 17, 2014 9:47:00 PM

The National Retail Federation projects U.S. retail industry sales will increase 4.1 percent in 2014.  That growth – higher than last year’s 3.7 percent – presents a timely opportunity retailers can seize to grow and, more importantly, sustain a wider base of loyal customers.

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