Am I the only person in America (or the only BH 90210 fan) who didn’t watch #Sharknado last night?
July 11 (Reuters) – U.S. retailers’ June sales suggest
overall consumer spending is improving, even though lower-end
shoppers are holding back on nonessential purchases.
Through Thursday morning, 10 stores had registered a 4.2
percent increase in June sales at stores open at least a year,
topping analysts’ expectation of a 3.6 percent rise, according
to Thomson Reuters. The tally will be updated after Gap Inc
reports its sales after the market closes on Thursday
By Jessica Wohl
(Reuters) – Sales at U.S. retailers, including Costco Wholesale Corp (COST.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) and the company that runs Victoria’s Secret, suggest that overall U.S. consumer spending is improving while discretionary spending may remain under pressure.
Analysts expect a 3.6 percent rise in June sales at stores open at least a year across the 11 U.S. chains that report this data each month, according to Thomson Reuters. That would be stronger than the 3.4 percent increase seen in May 2013 and a decline of 1.8 percent in June 2012.
Popcorn? Check. Wine? Check. My own personal episode of “Scandal” has come to life, without the scandals.
CHICAGO/WASHINGTON, July 10 (Reuters) – North American
retailers unveiled a five-year safety plan for Bangladesh
garment factories on Wednesday that would include inspecting
within a year every factory they use, following tragedies such
as April’s deadly garment building collapse.
The North American plan was immediately criticized by groups
that think a European-led plan is stronger.
Detailed timeline – Walgreens has paid a dividend in 323 straight quarters (more than 80 years) … $WAG raised dividend 14.5% today
By Jessica Wohl
(Reuters) – Nearly 20 North American retailers including Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) and Gap Inc (GPS.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) unveiled a 5-year safety plan for Bangladesh garment factories on Wednesday that would include inspecting every factory within a year.
The announcement in Washington by the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety on Wednesday comes after 1,129 workers were killed in the collapse of a Bangladesh garment plant in April and another 112 people perished in November fire at a Bangladesh factory.