Retail strong in holiday shopping season despite inflation
This holiday shopping season, retailers saw increased sales despite high inflation rates.
Holiday sales up 7.6% despite squeeze of inflation
Holiday sales rose this year as American spending remained resilient during the critical shopping season despite surging prices, according to one measure.
Holiday procrastinators are back in force
Last minute holiday shoppers are back in force — and inflation is partly to blame.
Inflation dampens otherwise bright small biz holiday season
Small retailers say this year is still far from “normal” because decades-high inflation is forcing them to raise prices and making shoppers rein in spending.
Retail sales drop at start of key holiday shopping season
Americans cut back sharply on retail spending last month as the holiday shopping season began.
Cyber Monday deals lure in consumers amid high inflation
Consumers are turning online for Cyber Monday to score more discounts on items that have ballooned in price because of high inflation.
Holiday shoppers hunt for deals, but inflation makes bargains elusive
Consumers holding out for big deals may be disappointed as they head into the busiest shopping season of the year.
Consumers shift again, flummoxing big retailers like Target
The pandemic vastly changed the way Americans spend money, and now as they return to pre-pandemic behavior, they’re tripping up retailers again.
Holiday shoppers navigate shortages with mixed results
The pandemic-induced supply chain snarls have created unprecedented shortages across all types of products this holiday season.
Target to keep stores closed on Thanksgiving for good
Target will not open its stores on Thanksgiving, making permanent a shift to the unofficial start of the holiday season that was suspended in the pandemic.
Labor Day bargains: What you need to know
This Labor Day, some Americans will have extra cash on hand for holiday weekend shopping. Here’s what you need to know about the sales.
Retail sales fell 1.3% in May, as chip shortage dings auto industry
Retail sales fell in May, dragged down by a decline in auto sales and a shift by Americans to spend more on vacations and other services instead of goods.