According to the United States Census Bureau, advance estimates of U.S. retail and food services sales for May 2017, adjusted for seasonal variation and holiday and trading-day differences, but not for price changes, were $473.81 billion, a decrease of 0.3% from April but up 3.8% from May 2016.
Lidl is opening the company’s first supermarkets in the U.S. on June 15, and in anticipation of the event, it is releasing its first-ever U.S. pricing leaflet.
Back-to-school shopping season sales in the U.S., covering the July to August timeframe, will grow by 4%, according to the latest forecast from market research firm eMarketer.
At the TJX annual meeting, Ernie Herrman, president and CEO of the company, said that it will continue to leverage its business model to generate traffic gains and additional comparable store sales as a means to build the business and boost its value for investors while, at the same time, developing new initiatives.
Office superstores are looking for inspiration today, so Office Depot has been working with Washington Elementary in Sacramento, CA, to improve prospects for kids while getting an education about the evolving classroom.