Strong consumer confidence is signaling a positive year for retail sales but fundamentals are softening for most retail property types. After a slow start to 2018, retail sales have improved as the quarter closed and strong consumer spending should continue thanks to recent federal tax cuts and a healthy… Read More
After a tepid start to the year, consumer spending appears to be back in full-swing as shown by today’s retail sales numbers. June saw a 0.5% month-over-month increase and a, more importantly, 6.6% year-on-year increase over June 2017. Home purchases have seen a significant bump driven by lower taxes and… Read More
It appears as if retail sales turned a corner in March and should continue to fare well in the second and third quarters of this year due to tax cuts, wage growth, and even tax refunds. Meanwhile, energy prices have been rebounding, especially oil which has quietly risen from… Read More
Advance estimates of U.S. retail and food services sales for March 2018, were $494.6 billion, an increase of 0.6 percent (±0.5 percent) from the previous month, and 4.5 percent (±0.5 percent) above March 2017 according to the U.S. Department of Commerce. Total sales for the January 2018 through March 2018 period… Read More
5 ways retailers can increase sales volumes online and in-store all year By: Marilynn Joyner, JLL Retail in New York.
The holiday season is the most wonderful time of the year, or so the song goes. It’s also the time of the year where majority of retailers reach their highest annual… Read More
The largest shopping day in Asia started as a somewhat anti-valentine’s day, where shoppers bought presents for themselves on November 11. But how does Single’s Day in China stack up to Valentine’s Day and the busiest shopping days around the world? Click to read more on Forbes and get the stats at a glance below. … Read More