National Retail Federation

NRF forecasts record holiday retail sales in 2022

The National Retail Federation (NRF) is forecasting record holiday sales this year, with 46% of consumers saying they’ve already began shopping due to concerns about inflation and getting the best deals. Additionally, about 25% plan... more »

Year-over-year retail sales growth continues, NRF reports

Retail sales remained strong on a monthly basis and saw another year-over-year gain in September despite an interest rate hike from the Federal Reserve and continuing inflation, according to the National Retail Federation (NRF). “September... more »

6 things to know about the holiday shopping season

The 2022 holiday shopping season is underway for many retailers as the preparation for this year's fourth quarter has included many unknowns and less predictability than past years. Inflation, gas prices and shipping disruptions have... more »

NRF says economy is not in recession and unlikely to enter one this year

Despite two consecutive quarters of decline, the U.S. economy still does not appear to be in a recession and remains unlikely to enter one this year, National Retail Federation (NRF) Chief Economist Jack Kleinhenz said.... more »

National Retail Federation responds to latest tariff escalation

The Trump administration plans to impose a 10% tariff on $300 billion worth of goods imported from China beginning Sept. 1, 2019. The National Retail Federation issued a statement from David French, senior vice president for... more »

2019 Graduation gift spending trends

According to the National Retail Federation’s (NRF) annual survey conducted by Prosper Insights and Analytics, 34 percent of respondents will purchase a graduation gift this year. The NRF survey found 45 percent 18-24 year-olds plan... more »

February retail sales increased 2.7 percent over 2018

Retail sales were down 0.7 percent in February seasonally adjusted from January but up 2.7 percent unadjusted year-over-year as delays and revisions related to the government shutdown continued to make comparisons difficult according to the... more »

Retailers urge Congress to fix tax bill error delaying investment

The National Retail Federation urged Congress to support bipartisan legislation introduced today in the House that would fix a drafting error in the tax reform law that took effect in 2018. The error relating to... more »

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