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Category: Retail & Wholesale


Industries, Retail & Wholesale

Shop price rises slow to 18-month low

January 30, 2024

Via: MoneyWeek

Shop prices rose at their slowest rate in more than 18 months in January, according to the British Retail Consortium (BRC). Discounts and lower prices for milk and tea saw shop price inflation fall to 2.9%, from 4.3% in December. […]


Industries, Retail & Wholesale

Strong US retail sales underscore economy’s momentum heading into 2024

January 17, 2024

Via: Investing.com

U.S. retail sales rose more than expected in December, boosted by an increase in motor vehicle and online purchases, keeping the economy on solid ground heading into the new year. The upbeat report from the Commerce Department on Wednesday, which […]


Industries, Retail & Wholesale

How convenience industry leaders see the future of the store experience

November 27, 2023

Via: Payments Dive

As convenience stores increasingly compete with restaurants and grocers, the industry is seeing a stronger need to “step up their game in setting themselves apart from their competitors,” according to Incisiv’s report. Part of that is a matter of aesthetics, […]


Industries, Retail & Wholesale

US Breaking News: Retail Sales Beat Pessimistic Estimate, USD Bid

November 15, 2023

Via: DailyFX

US retail sales broke its run of six consecutive positive prints in October, dropping 0.1% in the month of October compared to September. In addition, September’s number was revised higher from +0.7% to +0.9%. Retail sales has contributed to the […]


Industries, Retail & Wholesale

U.S. stocks mixed after retail earnings, Fed minutes

August 16, 2023

Via: Investing.com

U.S. stocks are mixed after a slate of reports from major retailers such as Walmart and Target and as investors digested the minutes of the Federal Reserve’s meeting in July. At 10:05 ET (14:05 GMT), the Dow Jones Industrial Average […]


Industries, Retail & Wholesale

Walmart slashes price of its online subscription service for those on government aid by half

July 21, 2023

Via: ABC News

Walmart, the nation’s largest retailer, has slashed the price of its online subscription service in half for those on government assistance, a move that should help perk up membership. The Bentonville, Arkansas-based retailer said the Walmart+ service will cost $49 […]


Industries, Retail & Wholesale

Euro Price Forecast: EUR/GBP, EUR/USD, EUR/JPY Price Setups

July 6, 2023

Via: DailyFX

The economic situation in Europe continues to deteriorate as the latest data points: Eurozone retail sales and German construction PMIs disappoint. Retail sales in the Eurozone during the month of June was flat despite forecasts of a modest 0.2% improvement […]


Industries, Retail & Wholesale

How investors can profit from high food prices

June 21, 2023

Via: MoneyWeek

What does the future hold for grocery costs? Here we need to monitor prices of ‘soft’ commodities: agricultural products, essentially. Softs are among the world’s oldest traded products, though different exchanges classify soft commodities differently. They are traded in futures […]


Industries, Retail & Wholesale

Retail sales up 0.4% in April, buoyed by solid job market and declining prices in some areas

May 16, 2023

Via: ABC News

Americans picked up their spending modestly in April, spending money online and dining out, buoyed by a solid job market and a retreat in prices for some things. Car sales also rose despite prices that continue to soar, according to […]


Retail & Wholesale

USPS Ground Advantage Reduces Prices, Simplifies Shipping Solutions and Improves Service Reliability

May 10, 2023

Via: Markets Insider

The U.S. Postal Service today established proposed published pricing for its new product offering, USPS Ground Advantage. Pending favorable review and comments from the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC), USPS Ground Advantage would launch on July 9. At launch, USPS Ground […]


Industries, Retail & Wholesale

Sweden Inflation Climbs To 12.0% On Higher Food Prices

March 15, 2023

Via: Markets Insider

Sweden’s consumer price inflation increased unexpectedly in February, largely driven by higher food costs, data from Statistics Sweden showed on Wednesday. The consumer price index rose 12.0 percent year-over-year in February, faster than the 11.7 percent increase in January. Economists […]


Industries, Retail & Wholesale

Retailers’ results may be next test for rally in U.S. stocks

February 17, 2023

Via: Investing.com

Earnings results from major retailers in the coming weeks will test the strength of the U.S. stock market rally, as investors gain insight into the health of consumer spending and the fallout on company bottom lines from inflation. As a […]


Industries, Retail & Wholesale

US wholesale inflation slows, but price pressures re-emerge

February 16, 2023

Via: ABC News

Wholesale prices in the United States rose 6% in January from a year earlier, decelerating for a seventh straight month. But on a month-to-month basis, prices reaccelerated in January, indicating that inflation pressures continue to underlie the U.S. economy. The […]


Industries, Retail & Wholesale

Retail sales jump as Americans defy inflation and rate hikes

February 15, 2023

Via: ABC News

America’s consumers rebounded last month from a weak holiday shopping season by boosting their spending at stores and restaurants at the fastest pace in nearly two years, underscoring the economy’s resilience in the face of higher prices and multiple interest […]


Industries, Retail & Wholesale

UK Retail Sales Volumes Fall At Faster Pace In January – CBI Survey

January 26, 2023

Via: Markets Insider

UK retail sales volumes dropped at a faster-than-expected pace at the start of the year, and retailers expect them to decline again next month, but at a slightly slower rate, survey data from the Confederation of British Industry, or CBI, […]


Industries, Manufacturing, Retail & Wholesale

Retail Sales, Factory Declines Point to Slowing Economy

December 15, 2022

Via: The Wall Street Journal

U.S. retail spending and manufacturing weakened in November, signs of a slowing economy as the Federal Reserve continues its battle against high inflation. November retail sales fell 0.6% from the prior month for the biggest decline this year, the Commerce […]


Industries, Retail & Wholesale

US wholesale inflation fell in July for 1st time in 2 years

August 11, 2022

Via: ABC News

Prices at the wholesale level fell from June to July, the first month-to-month drop in more than two years and a sign that some of the U.S. economy’s inflationary pressures cooled last month. Thursday’s report from the Labor Department showed […]


Industries, Retail & Wholesale

Shop price inflation rises to 4.4% in July – the highest rate since 2005

July 27, 2022

Via: Sky News

Food inflation was up 7%, compared to 5.6% in June. This was partly due to a 8% rise in fresh food inflation, up from 6.2% in June. Non-food inflation hit 3%, up from 1.9% in June – a record-high, beating […]


Industries, Retail & Wholesale

Platinum Jubilee failed to prevent fall in retail sales

July 22, 2022

Via: Sky News

Non-food stores, such as clothing and household goods, which slumped by 4.7% and 3.7% respectively, were hit particularly hard, according to data from the Office of National Statistics. Some had hoped that the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee would give shops a […]


Industries, Retail & Wholesale

Retail sales up 1% in June, easing fears of a recession

July 15, 2022

Via: ABC News

Consumers picked up their spending from May to June, underscoring their resilience despite painfully higher prices at the gas pump and in grocery aisles and allaying fears that the economy might be on the verge of a recession. U.S. retail […]