Content about Inflation

June 21, 2012

Economic uncertainty throughout Europe and the United States and political instability in the Middle East are putting an increased spotlight on developing markets, which are forging full-speed ahead and show no signs of slowing down, according to the 11th annual Global Retail Development Index by consulting firm A.T. Kearney.

December 9, 2011

The SpendTrend analysis released Friday by First Data Corp., which tracks same-store consumer spending by credit, signature debit, PIN debit, EBT cards and checks at U.S. merchant locations, found that overall year-over-year dollar volume growth was up 7.3% in November 2011, down from October’s 9.4% growth.

Atlanta -- The SpendTrend analysis released Friday by First Data Corp., which tracks same-store consumer spending by credit, signature debit, PIN debit, EBT cards and checks at U.S. merchant locations, found that overall year-over-year dollar volume growth was up 7.3% in November 2011, down from October’s 9.4% growth.

November 2011 had tough comparables as November 2010 was a particularly strong month, with dollar volume growth up 8.1%, according to First Data. November 2011 transaction growth was 6.1%. 

October 24, 2011

With gloomy consumer sentiment surveys reflecting dysfunction in both Wall Street and Washington, stagnant GDP growth, stubborn 9% unemployment and the ongoing housing slump, most experts are calling for a conservative holiday season.

May 31, 2011

Consumer confidence declined in May, according to the Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index.

New York City -- Consumer confidence declined in May, according to the Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index. The Index now stands at 60.8, down from 66.0 in April. The Present Situation Index decreased to 39.3 from 40.2. The Expectations Index declined to 75.2 from 83.2 last month.

May 16, 2011

Falling real wages and rising jobless claims in April contributed to largest single month drop in the Deloitte Consumer Spending Index since November 2007.

New York City -- Falling real wages and rising jobless claims in April contributed to largest single month drop in the Deloitte Consumer Spending Index since November 2007. The Index, which tracks consumer cash flow as an indicator of future consumer spending, fell to 3.16% from an upwardly revised gain of 3.78% a month ago.

May 10, 2011

Rising fuel costs, higher commodity prices and increasing international market demand for food are pushing food inflation higher and higher, according to the Food Marketing Institute’s U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends report released Tuesday.

New York City -- Rising fuel costs, higher commodity prices and increasing international market demand for food are pushing food inflation higher and higher, according to the Food Marketing Institute’s U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends report released Tuesday.

April 12, 2011

A report released Tuesday by First Data Corp. found that, despite tough comps and a late Easter, March 2011 same-store consumer spending by credit, signature debit, PIN debit, EBT cards and checks at U.S. merchant locations showed a steady uptick.

Atlanta -- A report released Tuesday by First Data Corp. found that, despite tough comps and a late Easter, March 2011 same-store consumer spending by credit, signature debit, PIN debit, EBT cards and checks at U.S. merchant locations showed a steady uptick.

December 15, 2010

The Labor Department reported Wednesday that the consumer-price index increased 0.1% in November after a 0.2% rise the prior month.

Washington, D.C. -- The Labor Department reported Wednesday that the consumer-price index increased 0.1% in November after a 0.2% rise the prior month. The rise was less than forecast, indicating higher prices for commodities such as fuel aren’t filtering through into other goods and services.

The median estimate of economists in a Bloomberg News survey called for a gain of 0.2%. The so-called core measure, which excludes more volatile food and energy costs, also rose 0.1%, matching the median forecast.

October 18, 2010

The Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan preliminary index of consumer sentiment, released Friday, showed that confidence among U.S. consumers unexpectedly declined in October, with Americans more pessimistic about current economic conditions.

Ann Arbor, Mich. -- The Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan preliminary index of consumer sentiment, released Friday, showed that confidence among U.S. consumers unexpectedly declined in October, with Americans more pessimistic about current economic conditions.

The index decreased to 67.9, the lowest since July, from 68.2 in September.

Unemployment projected to remain above 9% through next year may keep weighing on sentiment and make Americans reluctant to ramp up their spending, which accounts for 70% of the economy.

October 14, 2010

The Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan preliminary index of consumer sentiment, released Friday, showed that confidence...

October 14, 2010

A Friday report from the Labor Department showed that the cost of living in the...

May 11, 2010

Consumer spending rose for the second consecutive in April and remains at its highest level...

May 5, 2010

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

October 13, 2009

Colorado will become the first state to reduce its minimum wage because of a falling...

January 14, 2009

Consumer spending may finally be stabilizing, even though the overall outlook on the economy remains...

November 16, 2008

Thanksgiving prices are up about 6% this year compared to last year, according to Purdue...

September 14, 2008

About 69% of CFOs at leading U.S. retailers are worried about tax reform as a...

September 8, 2008

Discounter 99 Cents Only Stores Inc. said Monday it will raise its top price from...

September 4, 2008

Amid rising inflation and soaring food prices, the 99? Only Stores chain is re-evaluating its...

June 18, 2008

Retail sales surprisingly soared in Britain during May, revealing the biggest monthly gain in 22...

May 29, 2008

Eighty-five percent of U.S. consumers believe the country is currently in a recession and consumer...

January 14, 2008

New York City Deloitte & Touche USA LLP said Tuesday its Leading Index of Consumer...