Consumer spending at NRS retailers in November 2022 increased 11.4% compared to November 2021 but decreased 4.2% compared to October 2022
NEWARK, N.J., Dec. 06, 2022 — NRSInsights, a provider of sales data and analytics drawn from retail transactions processed through the National Retail Solutions (NRS) nationwide point-of-sale (POS) platform, today announced comparative same-store sales results for November 2022.
The NRS retail network comprises over 21,000 terminals scanning purchases at independent retailers including bodegas, convenience stores, liquor stores, grocers, and tobacco and sundries sellers predominantly serving urban consumers.
Retail Same-Store Sales Highlights for November 2022
(Sequential comparisons are influenced by seasonal factors)
- Same-store sales increased 11.4% from a year earlier (November 2021) but decreased 4.2% compared to October 2022;
- Same-store sales in the preceding month (October 2022) had increased 9.5% compared to the year-ago month (October 2021) but had increased 3.6% compared to the previous month, (September 2022);
- Year to date, same-store sales have increased 8.3% compared to the comparable period in 2021;
- For the three months ended November 31, 2022, same-store sales increased 9.5% compared to the three months a year ago;
- The number of items sold during November 2022 increased 10.7% compared to November 2021 but decreased 5.1% compared to October 2022;
- The average number of transactions per store in November 2022 increased 6.3% compared to November 2021 but decreased 6.4% compared to October 2022;
- A dollar-weighted average of prices for the top 500 items purchased in November 2022 increased 4.5% year over year, an increase compared to the 4.1% year-over-year increase in October 2022.
Suzy Silliman, SVP, Data Strategy and Sales at NRS commented, “NRS same-store sales data for November increased very robustly compared to the year-ago quarter while the cost of the most popular items continued to reflect moderate year-over-year inflationary pressure. The November decrease in same-store sales compared to October was expected as it captures seasonal factors including a shorter, 30-day month in November and the Thanksgiving holiday.”
The table below provides historical comparative data with the US Commerce Department’s Advance Monthly Retail Trade data excluding food service:
The NRSInsights monthly Same-Store Retail Sales Reports are intended to provide timely topline data reflective of sales at NRS’ network of independent, predominantly urban, retail stores.
Over the prior 12 months, the NRS same-store retail sales data has exhibited a statistically significant correlation with the US Commerce Department’s Advance Monthly Retail Trade data excluding food services (r=.937, p = 0.0000069)
The NRSInsights data have not been adjusted to reflect inflation, demographic distributions, seasonal buying patterns, item substitution, or other factors that may facilitate comparisons to other periods, to other same-store retail sales data, or to the US Commerce Department’s retail data.
Same-store data comparisons of November 2022 with November 2021 are derived from approximately 116 million transactions processed through the 11,973 stores on the NRS network that scanned transactions in both months. Same-store data comparisons of November 2022 data with October 2022 data are derived from approximately 169 million transactions processed through 17,758 stores.
NRS POS Network
NRS operates the largest POS network for independent retailers in the US, aggregating data from over 21,000 active POS terminals operating in over 18,000 independent retail stores. Its platform predominantly serves urban, small-format, independent, retail stores including convenience stores, bodegas, liquor stores, grocers, and tobacco and sundries sellers. The network includes retailers in all 50 states and in 190 of the 210 designated market areas (DMAs) in the US. Over the past twelve months, NRS’ POS terminals processed $12.9 billion in sales through approximately 933 million transactions.
About National Retail Solutions (NRS):
National Retail Solutions operates a point-of-sale (POS) terminal-based platform and digital payment processing service for independent retailers and bodega owners nationwide. Retailers utilize NRS offerings to process transactions and manage operations more effectively. Advertisers access the terminal’s digital display network to reach these retailers’ massive, predominantly urban customer bases. Consumer packaged goods (CPG) suppliers leverage the NRS platform to provision promotions, coupons and special offers to independent retailers. NRS is a subsidiary of IDT Corporation (NYSE: IDT).
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NRS Data Contact:
SVP, Data Strategy and Sales at NRS
National Retail Solutions
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