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Retail Sales Grew in April

Retail sales grew modestly from the month before in April, but a shift in the timing of Easter appeared to be behind a slight...
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Navigating Walmart’s RFID Mandate as a Specialty Retailer

Since 2020, Walmart has required suppliers to add RAIN RFID tags to certain categories of goods as part of an ongoing digital transformation aimed...
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2024 Outlook on the Retail Industry

During the National Retail Federation’s fourth annual State of Retail & the Consumer virtual discussion yesterday, Walmart U.S. President and CEO John Furner and...
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Census Retail Sales Data Shows Consumers ‘Still Engaged’

Data released by the U.S. Census Bureau last week revealed that even though retail sales slowed in January, households continued to spend. “Retail sales...
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Census Data Shows 2023 Holiday Sales Grew to Record $964.4 Billion

U.S. Census Bureau recently released data which shows that core retail sales during the 2023 holiday season grew 3.8% over 2022 to a record...
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The Impact of Beyoncé and Taylor Swift’s Tours on Beauty Businesses

Two recent surveys conducted by Vagaro unveil the influence of the “Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour” and Beyoncé’s “Renaissance World Tour” on beauty businesses....

Visa/Mastercard Fraud Rates on the Rise

An increase in fraud rates on Visa and Mastercard’s networks shows the need to pass the Credit Card Competition Act to provide merchants with...

August 2023 Consumer Shopping Trends

With a shifted focus on self-care, vinyl, sketch drawing and more, Shopify released the latest consumer trends from August 2023 that the company extracted...

Record-Breaking $163 Billion Awarded to Small Businesses

Last week, Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman announced that the Biden-Harris Administration exceeded its small business contracting goal of 23% in fiscal year (FY) 2022, awarding an...
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Into the Great White North: eTailPet Launches POS Platform in Canada

eTailPet, the multi-channel, cloud-based point-of-sale (POS) software solution designed for independent pet retail businesses, is expanding its support of pet businesses in North America...