An expected post-Easter decline in shopper activity was compounded by unseasonably cold weather last month. Retail foot traffic decreased 10.1 percent in April compared to March 2013, deviating from previous positive month-over-month retail traffic trends. Foot traffic for April 2013 decreased 0.4 percent compared to the same month in 2012.

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The United States capped its best year for hiring in 15 years with a healthy gain in December, and growing strength in the retail sector has helped fuel the economic rebound.

Spending at retail stores and restaurants rose in November by the most in eight months, an early sign that Americans are spending some of the savings they are enjoying ...

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Lower-priced gas allowed Americans to step up their spending at retailers in April, buying cars, clothes, electronics and appliances. The rebound from a weak March suggests consumers remain resilient in the face of higher taxes and could continue to drive economic growth this spring.

Retail sales edged up 0.1 percent in April, the Commerce Department said Monday. That's an improvement ...

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The retail space offers a variety of opportunities for job seekers, from working the register to merchandising and corporate roles. So how do you make your way up the ladder, particularly when you start on the sales floor?

Apploi, a mobile tool for job seekers and employers, sat down with Phil Hendrickson, who has work experience at impressive companies like ...

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More Americans hunted for jobs in May, and more companies filled them - signs of confidence and resilience for the slow-healing U.S. economy. Industries that rely directly on consumer spending hired at a healthy pace - a sign of confidence that consumers will keep spending. Retailers added 28,000 jobs.

The retail sector has added new hires for three straight months, ...

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A company website is a must-have in today’s Internet-driven economy. But while most companies have a website, few use them to their full potential to drive sales and revenue. That’s a shame, because websites are often a major investment in terms of time and money, and they can be a lot of work to keep updated.

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The retail industry added 28,000 jobs in June, according to the National Retail Federation. NRF said the industry had marked increases in every sector except furniture and home furnishings and health and personal care stores.

“Today’s strong jobs report is welcomed news for the economy and may signal positive and accelerated momentum for the second half of 2013,” NRF ...

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