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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Royal Chain’s 'The Gold Book' is Now Available

Royal Chain’s The Gold Book is Now Available Royal Chain has released its much-anticipated Gold Book for the 2019 holiday season. While the catalog was previewed at a number of tradeshows this year, Royal Chain’s retail partners will receive their store copy this week.

The Gold Book comes as a new concept from the 41-year-old gold house, which is famous for their annual catalogs. The company used last year’s 40th Anniversary Collection Catalog as a basis when curating this new concept. That 2018 release was a huge hit in the retail community.

The Gold Book features a diverse collection of gold focused designs, from classic to innovative. The collection features pieces that have been resurrected from the archives of the 80’s and 90’s as well as new designs never before seen. Royal Chain Vice President of design and marketing, Phillip Gabriel Maroof, says the new release “highlights our ability to understand gold unlike any other company in the marketplace today, and our continuing innovation in the sector. With gold demand higher than we’ve seen in many years, the timing couldn’t be more perfect.”

The Gold Book uses a very current and more genuine approach to gold as a fashion accessory, and frequently makes reference to what is happening in fashion and on the streets as the new way retailers should approach their gold customer.

While the company continues to monitor the rising price of gold, it has not had any impact on sales. On the contrary, the company believes consumers are more conscious about the intrinsic value which adds to the overall allure of the metal.

The Gold Book will arrive at Royal Chain’s existing customers’ stores this week. Retailers who are not on the mailing list wishing to receive a copy should email marketing@royalchain.com.

About Royal Chain Group
Royal Chain is the industry’s premium supplier of gold jewelry. Founded in 1978, the company has 40 years of excellence and the continued success of being a third-generation family-owned and operated conglomerate. The company’s portfolio includes karat gold, silver, chain, finished jewelry, alternative metal jewelry, and the nationally recognized brand Phillip Gavriel®. The company is and always has been located in the heart of New York City’s Diamond District. Royal Chain is a member of the Responsible Jewellery Council. For more information, please visit www.royalchain.com.




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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

September Retail Sales Grew 4.5% Over Last Year

Retail sales in September increased 4.5% were up unadjusted year-over-year, according to the National Retail Federation. The numbers exclude automobile dealers, gasoline stations and restaurants.

“The pullback in September compared with August is possibly a reaction to increased fears over U.S.-China tensions,” NRF Chief Economist Jack Kleinhenz said. “While uncertainty around trade policy and other issues dampened consumer sentiment recently, consumers still have a lot going for them as evidenced by longer-term trends and factors like the tight labor market."

September is a tricky month to measure because of seasonal factors like the end of summer and back-to-school spending, and this year’s early Labor Day may have moved up some spending into the last days of August.

As of September, the three-month moving average was up 4.9 percent over the same period a year ago, compared with 4.1 percent in August. September’s results build on gains of 0.5 percent month-over-month and 4.7 percent year-over-year in August.

Specifics from key retail sectors during September include:
· Online and other non-store sales were up 15.6 percent year-over-year.
· Health and personal care stores were up 4.2 percent year-over-year.
· Grocery and beverage stores were up 2.6 percent year-over-year.
· Building materials and garden supply stores were up 2.5 percent year-over-year.
· Furniture and home furnishings stores were up 1.1 percent year-over-year.
· Sporting goods stores were unchanged year-over-year.
· General merchandise stores were down 0.2 percent year-over-year.
· Clothing and clothing accessory stores were down 0.7 percent year-over-year.
· Electronics and appliance stores were down 1.7 percent year-over-year.


About The National Retail Federation
The NRF is the world’s largest retail trade association, representing discount and department stores, home goods and specialty stores, Main Street merchants, grocers, wholesalers, chain restaurants and Internet retailers from the United States and more than 45 countries. Retail is the nation’s largest private-sector employer, supporting one in four U.S. jobs – 42 million working Americans. Contributing $2.6 trillion to annual GDP, retail is a daily barometer for the nation’s economy.



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