NPD: Housewares Strong Amid Sluggish Holiday Sales

The NPD Group reported that holiday sales for key general merchandise categories it covers were up just 0.2% in 2019 versus 2018, according to weekly point-of-sales results, although critical housewares segments were strong.

FlexShopper Touts Strong December Results

FlexShopper, a national online lease-to-own retailer and LTO payment solution provider, has announced record year-over-year lease origination growth in December 2017, with gross lease originations increasing 27.5% to 25,140 from the month last year.

Prosper: Consumer Confidence Gains

Based on a poll conducted earlier this month, Prosper Insight & Analytics stated that consumer sentiment fell in January from a 12-month high in December. But with 52.3% of consumers feeling confident or very confident in the prospects for a strong economy, it was up considerably from the month last year, when the figure was 42.5%.

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