Prosper: Consumer Confidence Rises

According to Prosper Insights & Analytics, consumer sentiment leapt higher in early December when 54.5% of respondents in the company’s research said they were confident or very confident in the prospects for an improving economy, up from 42.7% in early November.

Pottery Barn Opens Store In Wichita

Pottery Barn recently opened a new store at Bradley Fair, a premier lifestyle shopping center, in Wichita, Kansas. The 11,000-square-foot store marks the brand’s introduction to the Wichita region.

NRF: December Import Levels Up

As the year nears an end, the level of imports at the nation’s major ports continues to grow, according to a monthly report from the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.

Staples Sells European Business

Staples, Inc. and Cerberus Capital Management have entered into an agreement in relation to the sale of a controlling interest in Staples’ European operations to a Cerberus affiliate.

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