Retailers challenged to attract deal-focused consumers in U.S., Europe and elsewhere.
2023 shopping total in line with pre-pandemic increases: NRF.
Employment in retail sector essentially flat in October.
Consumer Confidence Index drops for third month in a row.
Logistical snarls could put a big damper on holiday sales, study finds.
Deloitte study forecasts big uptick for Black Friday/Cyber Monday.
Openings and hires down for both sectors heading into holiday season, study finds.
Franchise Times Top 400 shows 24 of 29 in sector had higher sales.
Shipping trend reflects retailers’ stocking up earlier this year, NRF finds.
Human connections, climate change and AI loom large, market research firm finds.
But employment in retail sector remained stagnant in September.
Retailers will hire 410,000 seasonal workers, the lowest since 2008, Challenger report concludes.
Higher-income shoppers driving overall optimism about the economy, Saks Luxury Pulse finds.
Such a closure would be less severe than debt limit impasse.
Jobs level in retail unchanged in August.
Conference Board index erases early summer gains, as labor market cools and high interest rates bite.
Nascent market could reach up to $900 billion by 2030, finds Bain & Co.
Three main factors likely to cause spending slowdown by fall.
More shoppers resist making unplanned purchases.
Job growth in overall economy also weakening.
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