National Retail Federation

One year later, NRF expects retail sales growth

With more vaccines in arms, federal stimulus putting money into pockets and consumers shopping again, the U.S. economy has made dramatic progress since the coronavirus pandemic brought activity to a near-standstill this time last year,... more »

NRF welcomes delayed increase in credit card swipe fees

The National Retail Federation welcomed the announcement that Visa and Mastercard will delay an estimated $1.2 billion increase in credit card swipe fees but said the delay should be made permanent. “The last thing retailers... more »

NRF expects Easter spending to be highest on record

Consumers plan to spend an average of $179.70 this Easter, the highest figure on record, according to results of the annual survey released today by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics. A... more »

Retailers express concern over OSHA emergency regulation

The National Retail Federation (NRF) expressed concern about a possible Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) emergency temporary standard regarding COVID-19. NRF urged OSHA to continue to issue industry-specific guidance concerning COVID-19. “Over the past... more »

NRF shares 2021 could experience record retail sales growth

A wide array of economic indicators point toward potentially record retail sales growth during 2021, but the coronavirus pandemic remains the biggest challenge for the year, Jack Kleinhenz, chief economist for National Retail Federation (NRF), said.... more »

NRF reports strong January retail sales

Retail sales grew sharply in January as government stimulus checks provided a boost and momentum from 2020’s record holiday season carried over into the new year, the National Retail Federation (NRF) said. “January’s retail sales... more »

Report reveals Valentine’s Day spending to total $21.8 Billion

Just over half (52%) of U.S. adults plan to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year, spending a total of $21.8 billion, according to the annual survey released today by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Prosper... more »

NRF 2021: Retail’s Big Show – Chapter 2 pivots to virtual format

The National Retail Federation (NRF) issued the following statement from President and CEO Matthew Shay regarding changes to the planned in-person NRF 2021: Retail’s Big Show – Chapter 2. “We have recently learned that the... more »

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