US retail - updates

Rappler's latest stories on US retail


U.S. retail sales surge 17.7% in May 2020

Jun 16, 2020 - 10:00 PM

The $485.5 billion in United States retail sales in May 2020 is nearly double what analysts had forecast

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 16: A pedestrian walks by a retail store that has reopened on June 16, 2020 in San Francisco, California. According to a report by the U.S. Commerce Department, retail sales surged 17.7 percent in May as more states begin the process of reopening after being shut down due to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

Awful data show U.S. economy is in deep trouble

May 16, 2020 - 7:00 AM

United States retail sales sink by 16.4% in April 2020, the largest one-month fall on record. Industrial production also drops a record 11.2%.

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 15 : People are reflected on a window of a retail store closed due to coronavirus as they walk around Times Square during the spread of COVID-19 pandemic on May 15, 2020 in New York City. COVID-19 has spread to most countries around the world, claiming over 307,000 lives and infecting more than 4.6 million people. Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images/AFP

U.S. Fed warns of worsening economy as virus savages retail, factories

Apr 16, 2020 - 7:00 AM

The coronavirus pandemic causes contractions in United States retail sales and manufacturing not seen in decades

A homeless man walks past closed stores in the Fashion District in Downtown Los Angeles, California on April 2, 2020. - The United States recorded 1,169 COVID-19 fatalities in the past 24 hours, the Johns Hopkins University tracker showed on April 2, the highest one-day death toll recorded in any country since the global pandemic began. (Photo by Apu GOMES / AFP)

Retail giant Wal-Mart to raise wages for US staff

Feb 19, 2015 - 11:12 PM

The retail giant cites fourth quarter earnings as the reason for boosting their employees wages

Bear wanders into US mall, no one hurt

Jul 23, 2012 - 6:26 AM

What happens when a bear decides to go shopping?