The National Retail Federation says tariffs remain a threat.
However, trade war could become a ‘turning point’ in confidence.
The numbers exclude automobiles, gasoline stations and restaurants.
The numbers exclude automobile dealers, gasoline stations and restaurants.
Overall, the economy added 200,000 jobs.
The sales exceeded NRF forecast and showed strongest gain since great recession.
Holiday spending on track to meet NRF forecast.
Sales are now expected to increase between 3.2 percent and 3.8 percent rather than the 3.7– 4.2 percent forecast earlier this | Read more…
The National Retail Federation forecasts sales will increase 3.7- 4.2 percent.