National Retail Federation

Valentine’s Day spending expected to set record

Americans are expected to spend a record amount on Valentine’s Day this year despite a years-long decrease in the percentage of people celebrating the holiday, according to the annual survey released by the National Retail... more »

Consumers to spend an average $81 on Super Bowl

American adults say they will spend an average $81.30 for a total of $14.8 billion as they watch the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams meet up in the Super Bowl on Feb.... more »

Retailers’ top priorities for 2019

“Who said apocalypse?” At a session on the Innovation Stage at NRF 2019: Retail’s Big Show, Forrester retail analyst Sucharita Kodali presented a sneak peek at findings from Forrester’s upcoming survey (see last year’s State... more »

Macy’s CEO to chair NRF Foundation board

Macy’s chairman & CEO, Jeff Gennette, has been elected chairman of the NRF Foundation board of directors, succeeding Karen Katz, former president and CEO of the Neiman Marcus Group. In addition, one new member has... more »

Chip and Joanna Gaines, Scooter Braun to headline NRF 2019

On the last day of NRF 2019: Retail’s Big Show, the keynote stage will close the National Retail Federation’s 108th annual convention with lessons on brand-building from entrepreneurs Chip and Joanna Gaines and entertainment executive... more »

Procrastinators rush to meet holiday deadline

More than 40 percent of holiday shoppers surveyed expected to finish their holiday gift shopping by Dec. 19, but the biggest procrastinators will still be buying gifts through Christmas Eve, according to the annual consumer... more »

November retail sales increase 5 percent over 2017

November retail sales were up 0.7 percent seasonally adjusted from October and increased 5 percent unadjusted year-over-year, completing the first half of the holiday shopping season with spending on track to easily meet the National... more »

Look for holiday sales to increase this year

The National Retail Federation announced today that it expects holiday retail sales in November and December — excluding automobiles, gasoline and restaurants — to increase between 4.3 and 4.8 percent over 2017 for a total of $717.45 billion to $720.89 billion.... more »

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