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Retail
NRF: January Retail Sales Solid

The National Retail Federation, citing U.S. Census Bureau figures, reported that retail sales in January increased 0.2% seasonally adjusted over December and increased 2.7% unadjusted year-over-year.

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Housewares Vendors Weigh Business Investments Moving Forward Into 2020

A strong economy has helped the housewares industry make new investments, despite continued uncertainty surrounding tariffs and cost pressures from the top and bottom. Many housewares suppliers in 2020 will be introducing new products that differentiate themselves from the competition, developing more ways to connect directly with consumers and continuing to fine-tune business operations.

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November Retail Sales Lower Than Expected

Retail sales in November increased only 0.1% seasonally adjusted over October and were up 2.1% unadjusted year-over-year, the National Retail Federation reported. The numbers exclude automobile dealers, gasoline stations and restaurants.

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NRF: October Retail Sales Edge Up

Retail sales in October increased 0.2% seasonally adjusted over September and were up 4.2% unadjusted year-over-year, the National Retail Federation said. The numbers exclude automobile dealers, gasoline stations and restaurants.

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LIRA: Remodeling Market Expected To Decline In 2020

Annual gains in homeowner spending for improvements and repairs are set to give out by the second half of next year, according to the Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (LIRA) released by the Remodeling Futures Program at the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University.

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NRF: September Retail Sales Up 4.5%

Retail sales in September were up 4.5% year-over-year, but down 0.1% seasonally adjusted from August as the National Retail Federation cited ongoing consumer concerns over U.S.-China tensions for the slight decrease between August and September.

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NRF: Retail Sales Up In August

Retail sales were up 0.4% in August seasonally adjusted from July and up 4.6% unadjusted year-over-year, reported the National Retail Federation. The numbers exclude automobile dealers, gasoline stations and restaurants.

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Study: Slowdown Expected In Home Improvement

Growth in residential remodeling spending is expected to slow considerably by the middle of next year, according to the Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (LIRA) released by the Remodeling Futures Program at the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University.

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