National Retail Federation

Retail imports remain high but port congestion remains

Imports at the nation’s largest retail container ports should remain at near-record levels this month but could see a slight dip from last year’s unusually high numbers as congestion slows the movement of backed-up cargo,... more »

NRF says shoppers are still spending

Despite falling consumer confidence numbers amid the recent rise in COVID-19 infections, shoppers are continuing to spend, Jack Kleinhenz, chief economist for National Retail Federation said. “With consumer spending accounting for roughly two-thirds of U.S.... more »
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NRF’s annual report expects Halloween spending to soar

Consumer spending on Halloween-related items is expected to reach an all-time high of $10.14 billion, up from $8.05 billion in 2020, according to the National Retail Federation’s (NRF) annual survey conducted by Prosper Insights &... more »

NRF Foundation releases The List of People Shaping Retail’s Future 2022

The NRF Foundation announced the honorees of The List of People Shaping Retail’s Future 2022 – an extraordinary group of retail leaders who will be celebrated at the NRF Foundation Honors in New York City in... more »

August retail sales rise due to consumer demand

Retail sales increased during August as consumer demand outweighed the pandemic, supply chain disruptions and other factors affecting spending, the National Retail Federation (NRF) said. “The increase in August retail sales reflects the continued strength... more »

NRF voices opposition to business tax rate increases

The National Retail Federation (NRF) is speaking out against the proposed business tax rate increases intended to offset the costs of the $3.5 trillion budget resolution that is under consideration this week in the House... more »

NRF receives an award for its Small Business Spotlight program

The National Retail Federation (NRF) announced that its Small Business Spotlight program, a collaboration between Qurate Retail Group and the NRF Foundation to elevate small businesses, is receiving a 2021 Gold Power of A Award... more »

NRF shares that higher wages could lead to more inflation

Strong consumer spending over the past year has been boosted by government stimulus programs but will rely more on the labor market and job creation as the benefits of those efforts subside, Jack Kleinhenz, chief... more »

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