January 5, 2015

Restaurant operators continued to hold a sunny outlook even as the weather turned gray in November.

February 15, 2013

Bad feelings about the global economy persist, with more than half of consumers around the world say the world is in an economic recession, according to a new study by Nielsen.

February 10, 2012

Retail sales will increase by 5.7% in 2012, according to a new report by Customer Growth Partners, a consulting and research firm serving retailers, vendors and institutional investors.

December 8, 2011

A report released Thursday said that consumer confidence in the U.S. was little changed for a second week, holding at a level typically reached during past recessions.

October 11, 2011

The Conference Board Employment Trends Index, released Tuesday, showed a decrease in September to 100.95, down from the revised figure of 101.37 in August.

October 6, 2011

A report by Bloomberg said that consumer confidence last week capped the worst quarterly performance in more than two years, when the U.S. economy was still in a recession.

October 5, 2011

Research results released by American Express found that more than a third (38%) of small business owners believe that the U.S. is still in the throes of a recession.

April 5, 2011

A report released Tuesday by The NPD Group said that U.S. consumers have emerged from the recession with a honed ability to stretch their dollars and, now faced with rising food costs, they are turning to the cost-savings tactics they’ve mastered over the past few years.

March 11, 2011

The “prediction gap” of expert opinion that endlessly disagrees between a rising economic recovery versus continuing recession illustrates the complexity and volatility of the marketplace, and how little room there is for retail chain real estate investment mistakes.

January 25, 2011

The Conference Board said Tuesday that its Consumer Confidence Index reached its highest level in eight months as Americans grew more optimistic about the job market.

January 19, 2011

The real estate recovery is well under way, though not without some bumps, workout specialist Dennis P. Yeskey recently told a gathering of more 100 real estate professionals at the "Industry Spotlight: Finance -- Global Trends in the 2011 Real Estate Capital Markets" discussion sponsored by NYCREW, the New York area chapter of the Commercial Real Estate Women network.

November 18, 2010

A report released Thursday by Kurt Salmon Associates said that, while consumer confidence remains shaky, retail sales should see a modest increase through the holiday season, boosted by broadened growth in personal consumption.

November 1, 2010

A survey released Tuesday by PriceGrabber.co.uk, an Experian company, found that the recession has caused...

October 12, 2010

A new report released Tuesday by the Urban Land Institute uncovered a series of factors...

September 27, 2010

Consumer confidence fell in September to the lowest level in seven months as Americans became...

September 16, 2010

A preliminary report released Thursday by Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan showed an unexpected decline in...

August 29, 2010

A report released Monday by the Commerce Department found that consumer spending inched up 0.4%...

August 16, 2010

Deloitte said Tuesday that its Consumer Spending Index experienced a third straight month of decline...

June 21, 2010

A new report released Tuesday by market research firm The NPD Group found that despite...

May 18, 2010

A survey released Wednesday by Deloitte found that consumers are becoming confident about the economic...

May 5, 2010

Global consumer confidence in first quarter 2010 rebounded to reach its highest level since third...

March 11, 2010

Retail sales edged up 0.3% in February, surprising economists who had predicted that the month’s...

January 7, 2010

The U.S. Department of Labor released employment data on Friday indicating that the pace of...

October 20, 2009

Findings released Wednesday from a survey examining the importance of brands that have a social...