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Census Retail Sales Data for June Shows Modest Gains 

Today, the U.S. Census Bureau released data that shows “modest retail sales gains in June, despite an uneven pace of spending in recent months,”...




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Return to the New Normal

Retailers can look forward to an increasingly favorable operating environment this year as the...

Forecast: Retail Ready to Rock ’n’ Roll in 2021

Sales could grow as much as 8.2% as vaccines get into arms and people...

Forecast: Holiday Shopping Season Will Be Jolly

NRF Predicts Retail Sales Will Rise 4.3% or More in November and December Holiday sales...

Piper Sandler Reports Mixed Memorial Day Weekend Sales 

Retailers were looking forward to Memorial Day Weekend sales as a barometer of the industry and in April, financial services and investment firm Piper...

Piper Sandler Forecasts Slight Sales Improvement

In March, investment bank and financial services firm Piper Sandler reported that February 2024 “showed the strongest sales growth in two years with sales...

Piper Sandler’s February Retail Survey Shows Stabilization

According to investment bank and financial services firm Piper Sandler, November and December 2023 were the two best months of the year for mattress...

Piper Sandler Releases January Retail Survey

Minneapolis-based investment bank and financial services firm Piper Sandler’s December Mattress Retailer Survey revealed that November and December 2023 were the two best sales...

Piper Sandler’s December Survey Shows Signs Toward Stabilization

Minneapolis-based investment bank and financial services firm Piper Sandler released the results of its December Mattress Retailer Survey, which offers a snapshot of mattress...

Piper Sandler’s November Retail Survey

Minneapolis-based investment bank and financial services firm Piper Sandler released its November Mattress Survey, which offers a snapshot of mattress retailers and sales from...

Piper Sandler Reports Black Friday Weekend Outlook

Minneapolis-based investment bank and financial services firm Piper Sandler released its initial report for Black Friday weekend sales, succeeding its October survey, which reported...

National Retail Federation’s 2023 Holiday Shopping Forecast: What You Need to Know

With 92% of adults planning to celebrate the winter holidays – and therefore, likely buying gifts – it’s important for retailers to get an...

Piper Sandler Reports Strong Labor Day Weekend Sales

Now that Labor Day Weekend has concluded, Minneapolis-based bank and financial services company Piper Sandler has released its post-holiday report with an outlook on...

Bedding Market Quarterly Reports Mattress Sales Down in Second Quarter

Total units and wholesale dollars were down 15.4% and 4.6% respectively in the second quarter of 2023, compared with the second quarter of 2022,...

Bad Moon Rising

While gathering clouds and growing turbulence seem tempestuous in 2023, will the skies be cloudy all year? A slowing economy will put downward pressure on...

‘Tis the Season for a Holiday Sales Forecast

Yuletide retail sales are expected to grow modestly, according to Deloitte. Holiday retail sales this year likely will increase between 4% and 6%, according to...

NRF Forecasts Healthy Holiday Sales

Spending is expected to be up between 6% and 8% in November and December. Despite consumers’ worries about inflation, holiday sales are forecast to be...

Retail Survey Notes Improving Outlook

Retail mattress sales were down 5% in dollars and 11% in units in September, but the fourth quarter bedding outlook is improving. Piper Sandler’s September...

ISPA Forecast Sees Wholesale Dollar Growth in 2022, 2023

The total United States mattress market will enjoy dollar growth this year and next year, but will see a drop in units this year...

Retail Outlook: Choppy Waters but Favorable Winds Ahead

Consumers are expected to shift their spending from goods to services but a generally robust economy should help retail sales grow 4.5%  Retailers, especially those...

Forecast: Retail Ready to Rock ’n’ Roll in 2021

Sales could grow as much as 8.2% as vaccines get into arms and people venture out more As more Americans get vaccinated and the economy...

Return to the New Normal

Retailers can look forward to an increasingly favorable operating environment this year as the economy gradually rebounds from the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic Editor’s...

ISPA Forecast: Declines in 2020, Modest Gains in 2021, 2022

The U.S. mattress industry is expected to see declines in both the dollar value and number of units shipped in 2020, according to the...

Retailers Get Ready

Survey shows the COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t disruptedconsumer holiday shopping plans Despite the impact of COVID-19, shoppers do not plan to significantly change their holiday spending,...

New Decade, New Challenges

Bedding departments and sleep shops will encounter a volatile economic environment this year, with a number of factors creating uncertainty Editor’s note: The following article...