National Retail Federation

May retail sales reach near-record level

Retail sales remained at elevated levels in May despite month-to-month fluctuations that masked near-record performance, the National Retail Federation (NRF) said. May Retail Sales Overview “While May retail sales were down slightly, largely due to... more »

NRF revises retail growth forecast

The National Retail Federation (NRF) issued its revised annual forecast for 2021, anticipating that retail sales will now grow between 10.5% and 13.5% to more than $4.44 trillion this year as the economy accelerates its... more »

NRF reports retail container ports had the busiest April on record

Imports at the nation’s largest retail container ports saw their busiest April on record and May could turn out to have set a new all-time record as vaccines allowed consumers to return to normal shopping... more »

NRF welcomes EEOC vaccination guidance

The National Retail Federation issued the following statement from Edwin Egee, vice president of government relations and workforce development, in response to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission releasing updated COVID-19 vaccination guidance. “Retailers have consistently... more »

NRF expects consumers to spend big for Father’s Day

U.S. consumers are expected to spend more than $20.1 billion on gifts and other items for Father’s Day this year, a record high, according to the National Retail Federation’s (NRF) annual survey conducted by Prosper... more »

Retailers seek guidance from state and local leaders on mask orders

Retailers are asking state governors and mayors to thoughtfully consider the practicality of state and local orders that track The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance announced last Thursday giving fully vaccinated individuals... more »

Mother’s Day spending expectations total $28 billion

Mother’s Day spending is expected to total a record $28.1 billion this year, up $1.4 billion from 2020, according to the annual survey released by the National Retail Federation (NRF). Approximately 83% of U.S. adults... more »

NRF reports retail import surge expected to continue

The unprecedented surge of imports at retail container ports that began last summer is expected to continue at least through the end of this summer as retailers work to meet increased consumer demand, according to... more »

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