5 Headlines You May Have Missed

Headlines: February 15, 2017

February 15, 2017

3.7 to 4.2, The percentage sales are expected to increase in 2017, according to NRF. 100, The number of businesses and trade associations joining with the International Housewares Association to speak out against the Border Adjustment...

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Headlines: February 7,2017

February 7, 2017

20, The day in January when Dollar General launched a new, small-format test store that includes a coffee shop and pizza station in an attempt to attract millennials. 100, The number of retailers opposing the Border Adjustment Tax, part of the...

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Headlines: February 1, 2017

February 1, 2017

1.23 million, The value of privately owned housing starts in December, an 11.3 percent increase over November. 1 billion, The square footage of retail space that the U.S. has over what it needs, a number that is expected to grow as more stores...

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Headlines: January 24, 2017

January 24, 2017

6, The number of weeks of paid parental leave Starbucks will begin offering eligible employees. 10,000, The number of retail jobs Walmart plans to add in the next year. 1.3, The percentage that Target’s overall sales fell during November...

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Headlines: January 10, 2017

January 10, 2017

150, The number of nonprofitable stores Sears announced it will close this year. 28,000, The number that jobless claims dropped after Christmas, marking unemployment rates at a 43-year low. 2, The number of labor law violations Menards...

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Headlines: January 3, 2017

January 3, 2017

3, The day in January 2017 nicknamed Holiday Hangover Day when consumers are expected to shop online for themselves as they get back to work. 6.5, The percentage brick-and-mortar sales rose over last year in the final week before...

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Headlines: December 27, 2016

December 27, 2016

20, The number of unique products from local makers that will be featured at 160 Ace stores as part of a new partnership between the hardware retailer and The Grommet, a product-launching platform for inventors. 5, The percentage that sales grew...

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Headlines: December 13, 2016

December 13, 2016

360, The number of degrees in the new Lowe’s videos on Facebook that focus on teaching DIY skills. 2017, A year of bold change and bold colors, especially Pantone’s pick for color of the year. 4, The number of consumer demographics,...

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Headlines: December 7, 2016

December 7, 2016

600,000, The number of duck boots that L.L. Bean is projected to sell this year, proving the boots’ return to popularity. 21, The number of years the current Home Depot CFO has served the company. See an interview showcasing her love for...

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Headlines: November 29, 2016

November 29, 2016

3, The number of tips for better displays offered by Macy’s Window Designer. 1000, The number of seasonal items Home Depot has added to inventory to meet consumers’ demand for home décor. 4, The number of health insurance updates for 2017...

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