NRF Chief Economist Says Strong Retail Sales Growth 'Points to The Resiliency of Consumers'
Retail sales have largely recovered from the pandemic heading into the holiday season but the growing number of coronavirus cases remains a threat and additional federal stimulus could help keep the economy on track, National Retail Federation Chief Economist Jack Kleinhenz said today.
“Strong growth in retail sales during the last few months points to the resiliency of consumers even in this disruptive pandemic environment,” Kleinhenz said. “Taking in all the evidence available, the U.S. economic recovery has progressed more quickly than generally expected.”
Kleinhenz agreed with Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell’s recent call for additional...
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