NRF: May Retails Sales Strengthen In Core Categories

Retail sales rose dramatically in May as retailers and other businesses closed by the coronavirus pandemic started reopening, the National Retail Federation noted in a review of United States Census Bureau figures, but they remained well below spending levels seen in the month a year ago.

Placer: Walmart, Target Foot Traffic Rebounds

According to, Target and Walmart have paced each other in terms of foot traffic over the course of the COVID-19 crisis, with some differences.

Costco Advances Through March

For the fiscal month of March, Costco reported a comparable sales gain of 5.9%, excluding the effects of fuel price and foreign exchange rate volatility as well as an accounting change.