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.
The NPD Group reports that consumers plan to start their back-to-school shopping later this year but intend to spend more, especially online.
Online sales on Cyber Monday increased by 16 percent year-over-year to $2.29 billion, according to the Adobe Digital Index.
Consumer spending and retail sales ended the second quarter on a soft note, according to the National Retail Federation.
U.S. consumers plan to spend more this holiday season, but will seek out better deals.
The National Retail Federation is predicting that parents will spend less on back-to-school than last year.
The shortened holiday shopping season drove consumer spending in November, according to the National Retail Federation.
July was a mixed bag for retailers, with sales gains in some categories but declines in others.
Nearly half (49.9 percent) of holiday shoppers plan to do the remainder of their holiday shopping online.
Millennials are the most sought after audience for retailers and brands, but one of the most elusive group of shoppers.
Apple released its list of the top apps of 2013 Tuesday, with many games that feature attached licensing programs making the list.
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