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E-commerce by category over 20+ years

GO HERE TO PRINT CHARTS Retail e-commerce data show a dramatic shift online by category over 20-plus years — but nearly as insightful is how the picture is pieced together from U.S. Census Bureau data. The e-commerce data bring together three…


The holiday sales track record over 25+ years

GO HERE TO PRINT CHARTS Volatility is one of the characteristics of holiday retail sales—with the focus here on stores that sell gift-type goods. These stores, in other words, exclude car dealers, gas stations, restaurants, food, and drug stores. More specifically,…


Historically low price inflation (until 2021)

GO HERE TO PRINT CHARTS For nearly 30 years until 2021, price inflation remained relatively low. That represented the longest low-inflation period over the more than 70 years that U.S consumer prices have been tracked. The inflation jump in 2021 and…