Stores cheer higher holiday sales

Retail sales rose in December over the previous year, giving merchants cause to celebrate as they ended an uncertain year. According to figures from the National Retail Federation, sales for the month were up 1.1% over December 2008, beating the association's original prediction of a 1% decline. "With an eye on managing inventory and maintaining lower price points, retailers did a tremendous job of planning for the holiday season," said Rosalind Wells, chief economist for NRF.

View Full Article in:

Journal of Commerce, The · Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model) · Indianapolis Star (tiered subscription model), The · MediaPost Communications

Published in Brief:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Retail

Job Title Company Location
SEO Manager
Bed, Bath & Beyond
Union, New Jersey
Beauty Senior Marketing Manager
Nordstrom
Seattle, Washington
Specialty Retail - Development Manager
The Container Store
Coppell, Texas
Outside Sales Representitive
Purity Cylinder Gases, Inc
Lansing, MI
GLOBAL STORE OPERATIONS DIRECTOR LABOR OPTIMIZATION & MEASURABLE PROCESS
Nike, Inc.
Beaverton, Oregon