NRF: Consumers To Spend More For Easter

Americans will spend more than ever as they celebrate Easter nearly three weeks later this year than last, according to the National Retail Federation.

Prosper: Consumer Confidence Slide Continues

Consumer confidence in a strong economy going forward continued its slide in early February when a Prosper Insights and Analytics survey pegged it down two points from a similar study in early January, with the proportion of consumers looking forward to good financial news at 50.1%.

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.

Prosper: November Consumers Wary

Consumer sentiment remained unchanged in early November from early October, according to Prosper Insights & Analytics, with 42.7% of consumers saying they were confident or very confident in the prospects for the economy.

NRF: 137M Consumers Plan To Shop Thanksgiving Weekend

With the election behind them, consumers seem to be eager to see the deals retailers will offer for the biggest shopping weekend of the year, with 59% of Americans— an estimated 137.4 million people— planning to or considering shopping during Thanksgiving weekend, according to the annual survey released by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics.

LIRA: Remodeling Spending Growth To Peak In 2017

Strong gains in home renovation and repair spending are expected to continue into next year before tapering, 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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