Retail Sales Archive

Latest Retail Sales (May 2015)

Consumers spent more, though not very robustly. That is still enough to propel the economy ahead and create jobs.  Because of the stronger sales gain via ecommerce, the demand for warehouse spaces will rise at a faster rate than...

Latest Retail Sales

Consumers spent far less at gas stations due to lower gasoline prices. The saved money, however, did not lead to higher sales at clothing and department stores.  Sales at furniture and home furnishing stores also declined.  One area where...

Retail Sales and Leasing

Retail sales are strengthening, likely helped by lower gasoline prices.  This implies continued economic expansion and job creations.  Commercial REALTORS® should anticipate increased leasing activity and higher retail rents next year. Specifically, sales at retail and restaurants rose by...

The Latest Retail Sales

Retail sales continue to make good, steady gains.  The economy is clearly entering into a virtuous cycle of more jobs leading to more consumer spending.  More retail sales in turn are leading to more job hiring by companies that...

The Latest Retail Sales

Consumer spending at retail shops is growing less robustly now than before.  Retail sales in July were up 3.7 percent from one year ago, and marked a deceleration from the 5-to-7 percent growth experienced in recent past years during...