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March 1, 2012

Most apparel retailers topped Wall Street estimates in February, as rising temperatures boosted sales, while increased consumer confidence and Valentine’s Day also helped boost spending, according to the Thomson Reuters Same Store Sales Index.

January 10, 2012

Target may have floundered a bit in December, but many retailers reported solid sales gains for the month. Overall, retail sales rose 3.4% at the 22 retailers tracked by the Thomson Reuters same-store sales index, compared with the 3.3% analyst forecast, however results were mixed.

January 5, 2012

Many retailers reported solid sales gains for December, but the deep discounts and promotions that shoppers have come to expect cut into profits.

November 3, 2011

With fewer retailers following in Walmart's footsteps in not disclosing monthly sales, it has become harder to gauge the overall health of the industry.

November 3, 2011

Consumer spending slowed in October, sending a note of caution as retailers head into the holiday season.

October 31, 2011

A report released Friday by Thomson Reuters and the University of Michigan found that consumer confidence in the United States rose unexpectedly in October, a signal that an economic recovery process may still be intact.

September 7, 2011

eBay has announced that Devin Wenig is joining the company as president of its global eBay Marketplaces business unit.

September 1, 2011

Despite low consumer confidence, the volatile economy and a hurricane, many retailers reported better-than-expected sales in August.

July 20, 2011

When given a choice, American consumers prefer to purchase organic foods, according to the Thomson Reuters-NPR Health Poll.

February 3, 2011

Dillard’s was the clear winner in the department store category in January, posting a same-store sales increase of 6%, which edged results from both Macy’s and Saks.

January 6, 2011

After coming off a strong November, retailers found their momentum waned in December, with many turning in mixed sales for the month. Industry experts said sales were impacted by a still-cautious consumer and the blizzard the crippled the Northeast in the days immediately following Christmas.

December 1, 2010

The nation’s discount retailers and warehouse club operators posted strong sales in November, beating analysts’...

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