Posts Tagged ‘retail sales’

2011 Year-End Retail Round Up

As we approach the end of another year, the U.S. economy continues its measured recovery.  Gross Domestic Product grew at a 2.5% annual rate in third quarter 2011, bolstered by consumer spending, investment and exports, and a 1.1% year-over-year increase in non-farm payrolls that resulted in a net gain of roughly 1.5 million new jobs. […]

What do investors think they know about retail?

At a time when retail sales in much of Europe are failing to stage the kind of recovery hoped for and consumer sentiment is lagging that seen in corporate Europe, it may seem odd that property investors are pouring money into retail rather than office or industrial property Investment by Sector in EMEA       […]

Happy Christmas or Cold Comfort?

Airports around Europe may have ground to a halt this month as poor weather and delayed flights impacted, but it’s been a more mixed picture for retailers across the region. Even in those parts of northern Europe most affected, (for once it isn’t the south which is suffering), most retailers are hoping this will only […]