May 17, 2004 Issue #36
Hurt by falling car sales, retail sales in April slipped a deeper than expected 0.5 percent from March levels, to a seasonally adjusted $331.8 billion, the Commerce Department reported. But in a strong signal that the economy is improving and consumers are spending more freely, retail sales jumped 8 percent from April of 2003.
- Bath And Bath Accessories Report
- For a battered segment, breaking even is a victory
- Cotton issues CD-ROM
- Domay gets new digs
- Dwell launches modern baby line
- Elrene expands Adler
- IKEA aims at college students with 'Freshman Fifteen'
- Less is more for Jo-Ann Inc.
- Macy's delays rug consolidation
- Macy's Home shift will hit in '05
- NTA fighting on multiple fronts
- Penney to discuss quotas
- Retail briefs
- Sears expanding in Grand style
- Stanton finds new places for 'Anywhere'
- Taking stock at Dan River
- Target plans for slowdown of deflation