This Week in Commerce: Levi's, Conagra earnings; Jobs report

Here's a look at the calendar for April 3-7.

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Welcome to a new week. While industry events are in a bit of a lull as everyone digs out from Shoptalk, there’s plenty to learn about the state of the consumer and brand strategies in earnings reports from Conagra, Levi Strauss and WD-40. Plus, the U.S. Labor Department’s monthly jobs report will provide the latest look at consumers’ level of employment stability and wages.

Here’s a look at the calendar:

Economic indicators

JOLTs: The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics will release data on monthly job openings and turnover for February 2023. This is a measure of activity in the job market. (Tues., April 4, 8 a.m.)

Jobs report: The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics will release data on new jobs created, unemployment and wages for February 2023. This is a primary indicator of the health of the U.S. job market, and consumer demand. Unemployment has remained at record lows for months, despite high inflation and the Federal Reserve actions to bring prices down by weakening demand. (Fri., April 7, 8:30 a.m.)


Tues., April 4: Kirkland’s

Wed., April 5: Conagra Brands, Simply Good Foods

Thurs., April 6: Levi Strauss, WD-40

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