28 Nov 2022
Official figures from the US Census Bureau show retail sales for the month of October of $694.5 billion, an increase of 8.3% compared to the same month in 2021, writes Leatherbiz.
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October’s result is a continuation of growth in retail sales, which showed an increase of 9.4% in August and of 8.2% in September.
National Retail Federation chief executive, Matthew Shay, noted that a strong labour market and excess savings were likely to fuel sales in the five-day Thanksgiving Day holiday weekend, which includes Black Friday on November 25.
The NRF is predicting that sales will grow by between 6% and 8% in November and December.