Thursday, July 18, 2019
NATIONAL RETAIL NEWS
The Commerce Department said US retail sales increased more than expected in June, pointing to strong consumer spending. Retail sales rose 0.4% last month as households stepped up purchases of motor vehicles and a variety of other goods. Data for May was revised slightly down to show retail sales increasing 0.4%, instead of 0.5% as previously reported. Excluding automobiles, gasoline, building materials and food services, retail sales jumped 0.7% last month after an upwardly revised 0.6% increase in May. See sales reports below...Kohl’s is now accepting unpackaged Amazon returns at its more than 1,100 stores nationwide. Kohl’s and Amazon previously piloted the program in some 100 Kohl stores in the Los Angeles, Chicago, and Milwaukee markets.