Bullish U.S. retail sales brighten growth outlook

Comments (6)
nose2066 wrote:

Percent increase – compared to what?

Are these percentage changes based on the previous month or are they based on the same month in the previous year?

People were still buying sand, salt, and snow shovels at the local building materials and garden supply centers???

Apr 14, 2014 8:49am EDT  --  Report as abuse
SupermanCID wrote:

Retail sales has developed financial leap to the highest in market. How dare small retailers would close their books and run for a long sleep ?Costumers need satisfaction and profit that is all.

Apr 14, 2014 11:04am EDT  --  Report as abuse
jrj906202 wrote:

I don’t see retail doing that well.Many retailers in trouble and closing stores.Lots of empty retail sites everywhere.

Apr 14, 2014 11:36am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Mott wrote:

Another speculation at best?

The reality may be more like – consumer’s fearful grip on spending as driven by the reality of price at the pump over $3.50/gallon.

Apr 14, 2014 3:47pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Loucleve wrote:

Tell that to Staples…………closing 340 stores.

If sales were down because of weather – what we were told – its only logical to expect that they rebound when the bad weather is over.

How is that any more bullish? Its a catchup.

Apr 14, 2014 5:52pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
111Dave111 wrote:

Consumers’ view of U.S. job market brightened in March: NY Fed

Apr 14, 2014 7:54pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
This discussion is now closed. We welcome comments on our articles for a limited period after their publication.