Did you hear?... Online sales rose 0.2 percent to $7.47 billion in Q3

According to a new study from the U.S. Department of Commerce, online sales rose 0.2 percent to $7.47 billion in Q3.

According to a new study from the U.S. Department of Commerce, online sales rose 0.2 percent to $7.47 billion in Q3. Third quarter online sales for this year were 8.3 percent higher than those in Q3 2000, when they totaled $6.89 billion. Total retail sales fell by 2.6 percent to $787 billion during the same period. Online sales accounted for 0.9 percent of all retail sales. For more, click on www.census.gov/mrts/www/current.html


Did you hear?… Online sales in 2006 to reach $200 billion milestone

Just three years after topping the $100 billion mark, online shopping will increase 20 percent in 2006 to $211.4 billion, according to an annual study. The "2006 State of Retailing Online" study, conducted by the research firm Forrester Research with the online-retail association ...read more

Did you hear?… U.S. retail sales climb 2.3 percent in January

The Commerce Department reported that retail sales outpaced expectations and rose a seasonally adjusted 2.3 percent in January as gasoline and automobile sales strengthened. Excluding the 2.9 percent gain in auto sales, seasonally adjusted retail sales rose 2.2 percent for the ...read more

Did you hear?... December retail sales rise 4.1 percent

As the weather finally turned more winter-like, consumers responded in kind, lifting total December retail sales 4.1 percent adjusted over the prior year, according to the latest data from the U.S. Commerce Department. In addition, November 2001 retail sales were revised higher, ...read more

Did you hear?... Online retail sales totaled about 20 percent more than last year

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Fitness: Did you hear?...

For the week of June 1-6 >> Fitness specialty retail in the Phoenix area is still growing: At Home Fitness is building out its second location in Chandler, Ariz., which already has its sign out and is even listed in the new area phone book AND has been fielding a handful of daily ...read more

Outdoor: Did you hear?...

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Did you hear?...Online shoppers choose clothes over computers

For the first time in history, online clothing sales surpassed computer sales, according to the 10th annual Shop.org study conducted by Forrester Research Inc. The State of Retailing Online 2007 report showed that Americans spent $18.3 billion on clothing, apparel, accessories ...read more

Outdoor financials: Q3 sales for Amer Sports drop 5 percent, plus Timberland, Luxottica, West Marine

Q3 sales for Amer Sports drop 5 percent Amer Sports, parent of Salomon, Arc'Teryx and Suunto, reported a 5-percent decline in third-quarter net sales, saying the U.S. market continues to post lower numbers than its European counterpart. Net sales for the company dropped 5 ...read more

Did you hear?... Online sales in Germany clicking along strongly

Although only a fraction of total online sales in the United States, online purchasing in Germany is jumping nearly as quickly. According to a German marketing research group, GfK, German consumers in the first half of 2006 spent Euro 7.2 billion (USD $9.1 billion) for goods and ...read more