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Here’s the Latest Government Data on Jewelry Sales
Plus, National Retail Federation Chief Economist Jack Kleinhenz shares his thoughts on inflation and a possible recession.
Consumer Confidence Falls for Third Month in July
Rising prices and interest rate hikes are expected to weigh on consumer spending and economic growth over the next six months.
US Jewelry, Watch Sales Taper Off in May
The jewelry and watch market is expected to see more moderate growth this year compared with 2021.
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A Recession Is Unlikely, Says NRF Economist
The economy is moving from “extremely strong” to “moderate” growth, said NRF Chief Economist Jack Kleinhenz.
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The 10 Most Popular Stories of 2022, So Far
Stories on celebrity engagements and engagement ring trends attracted a lot of readers, as did articles about Alrosa and Betty White.
US Platinum Jewelry Demand Starts 2022 on a Strong Note
Retail ounce sales were up 23 percent year-over-year in Q1, according to the recent Platinum Jewellery Business Review.
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5 Predictions for Jewelry Retail in the Second Half of 2022
From a slowdown in sales growth to rising costs, Fruchtman Marketing outlines its expectations for the second half of the year.
US Jewelry, Watch Sales Slowed in March
Full-year watch and jewelry sales are still expected to rise, but not quite as sharply as last year.
Inflation Not Taking Huge Toll on Consumer Confidence, Yet
The Consumer Confidence Index dipped in April, but U.S. consumers remain “cautiously optimistic” overall, The Conference Board said.
Mother’s Day Jewelry Spending Expected to Reach $7B
According to a National Retail Federation survey, 41 percent of consumers are predicted to give jewelry as a gift this year.
Platinum Jewelry Sales Continue Their Record Growth
PGI said its U.S. partners recorded their best performances in 2021.
4 Findings from PGI’s Consumer Survey About Sustainability and Jewelry
Here’s which factors influence—and which don’t—their purchasing decisions.
NRF Predicts Strong Year for Retail Despite Rising Prices
Retail sales are expected to grow 6 to 8 percent in 2022.
Consumer Confidence Slips in February Amid Inflation
Fewer consumers expect to make big purchases, like homes or vacations, over the next six months.
January Retail Sales Rise Despite Inflation Woes
Following a December slip, monthly retail sales exceeded expectations in the face of inflation, the Omicron variant, and other challenges.
Here Comes … A Lot of Couples Getting Married
The number of weddings is expected to near 2.5 million in the United States this year, a number not seen since 1984.
Valentine’s Day Jewelry Sales to Hit Record High, Says NRF
Jewelry spending for the holiday is estimated to reach a record $6.2 billion.
Jewelry Sales Climb 32% Over the Holidays
The jewelry sector saw some of the strongest year-over-year and year-over-two-year growth, said Mastercard’s recent survey.
NRF Releases Super Saturday Predictions
It predicts fewer people will shop the final Saturday before Christmas than last year.
2021 Will Be the ‘Year of Jewelry,’ Analyst Says
Edahn Golan forecasts a blockbuster holiday season will cap off a stellar year for U.S. jewelry sales.
Holiday Weekend Shopper Totals Top NRF Expectations
Plus, NRF CEO Matthew Shay shares thoughts on the Omicron variant and recent smash-and-grab robberies.
Consumer Confidence Falls in November Amid Inflation
Despite a dip in confidence and a rise in prices, consumers continue to spend.
Survey: Jewelry, Watch Purchases Are Up in 2021
Here’s what else Provoke Insights found in its latest consumer study.
Why the NRF Believes It’ll Be a Record-Setting Holiday Season
High household savings rates and progress in the fight against COVID should keep consumers spending.
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