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China No Longer Expected to Overtake US in Retail Sales in 2019 Amid Trade War

Jun 24, 2019

The trade war between the world’s two largest retail markets is taking its toll, especially on China. Coupled with a slowing domestic auto market, the trade war is hurting the country's retail sales. In our latest worldwide retail forecast, we have cut our outlook for China and the US. As a result, China will not surpass the US in total retail sales this year, as expected in our Q4 2018 forecast. That milestone will likely not happen until 2021.

Father’s Day 2019: Spending Rebounds, but Fathers Still Don't Get as Much Love as Mothers

Father’s Day 2019: Spending Rebounds, but Fathers Still Don't Get as Much Love as Mothers

Jun 12, 2019

Spending on Father’s Day gifts is expected to reach a record high $16.0 billion, according to a May 2019 report by the National Retail Federation (NRF). But that doesn’t mean fathers should expect to receive anything too glamorous—greeting cards are still the most popular type of gift that consumers plan to purchase.

More Digital Buyers Purchase Clothing Online

More Digital Buyers Purchase Clothing Online

May 01, 2019

Three in five US internet users say they've purchased clothes, shoes or accessories online in the past month, according to an April 2019 eMarketer survey conducted by Bizrate Insights. That figure climbs to 68% for females as well as younger consumers (ages 18 to 34).

Did ‘Clicks’ Really Surpass ‘Bricks’ for Share of US Retail Sales? Not Exactly

Apr 17, 2019

This year, ecommerce is set to be 10.9% of total US retail spending—about one-eighth the size of retail brick-and-mortar. The general merchandise category will account for about 50% of total retail sales this year, and that number climbs to roughly 67% when you look at strictly online general merchandise sales.