Retail dollar sales of toys experienced a decline of 1 percent when compared to 2012, according to 2013 year-end retail sales data compiled by The NPD Group.
Warmer spring weather spurred continued consumer spending this March, according to the National Retail Federation.
Consumers will welcome the Easter Bunny with open arms this year with total spending on the holiday expected to reach $15.9 billion.
Walmart has maintained its No. 1 spot on Interbrand's 2014 Best Retail Brands list, while four other brands saw major increases.
American consumers powered through the winter weather lifting retail sales in February.
Spending has leveled off in the beginning of the year due in part to severe winter weather in much of the country.
The National Retail Federation anticipates “continued, measured growth” in retail sales this year, as much of the issues that caused volatility in 2013 have been resolved.
On the heels of a healthy yet reserved holiday shopping season, consumers aren’t quite ready to splurge on Valentine’s Day this year.
With Super Bowl XLVIII expected to draw an estimated 181 million viewers, the NRF predicts that total spending for the event will top $12.3 billion.
This year’s annual NRF conference and expo, held earlier this week in New York City, heavily focused on omni-channel retailing, customer engagement and data mining.
U.S. consumers will spend more this holiday season, but plan to start early and seek out better deals.
The National Retail Federation’s figures indicate broad sales gains in most retail sectors in September.
Adobe predicts that 2013 will be one of the most exciting growth years in online Christmas shopping annual Online Shopping Forecast.
Total spending this Mother’s Day is expected to reach $20.7 billion.
More than 50 percent of holiday shoppers have already begun their search and more consumers than ever before will turn to gift cards this year.
Retail sales increased in April following strengthening employment data and increasing housing prices.
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