Most retail categories, including online, saw sinking sales last month.
Q3 2023 saw inventories shrink while sales grew.
New index signals increased employee attrition.
Retailers expect their revenues to be higher in 2024.
Despite overall jobs gain in U.S. economy, stores sector fell.
Worried shoppers seek comfort by making buys.
Retailers challenged to attract deal-focused consumers in U.S., Europe and elsewhere.
Employment in retail sector essentially flat in October.
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.
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.
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.
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