National Retail Federation

Retailers to prepare for post-election holiday shopping

With the election falling in the middle of holiday shopping, as of mid-October many U.S. consumers say they will have a more conservative holiday spending budget this year. According to the National Retail Federation’s annual... more »

Virgin Group founder Richard Branson to headline NRF Retail’s BIG Show

Virgin Group founder Richard Branson will be among the keynote speakers as more than 33,000 industry leaders from around the world convene in New York City next year for the National Retail Federation’s 106th annual Retail’s BIG... more »

Shop.org announces first two keynote speakers for Retail’s Digital Summit 2017

On the heels of this year’s Retail’s Digital Summit hosted by Shop.org, the National Retail Federation is thrilled to announce the first two keynote speakers for next year’s event, taking place in Los Angeles, Sept. 25-27, 2017. Mariam... more »

National Retail Federation forecasts holiday sales to increase

The National Retail Federation announced today it expects sales in November and December, excluding autos, gas and restaurant sales, to increase a solid 3.6 percent to $655.8 billion —significantly higher than the 10-year average of 2.5 percent and above the seven-year average of 3.4 percent since... more »

Halloween spending to reach $8.4 billion, highest in survey history

Americans are looking forward to splurging on their favorite candy and costumes this Halloween season. According to the National Retail Federation’s annual survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, total spending for Halloween is expected... more »

Retailers file suit to block new overtime rule

The National Retail Federation filed suit in U.S. District Court today on behalf of the millions of employers and employees who will be drastically affected if the Labor Department’s changes to the federal overtime rules go into effect on December... more »

Retailers laud congressional action to block overtime rules

    The National Retail Federation today released the following statement on the hearing by the House Education and Workforce Committee on the Labor Department’s new overtime rule. “Retailers are happy to see that our... more »

Retailers tell fed debit swipe fee cap still too high

A cap on debit card swipe fees enacted by the Federal Reserve five years ago has helped reduce costs for retailers and consumers but is still higher than intended by Congress and should be lowered,... more »

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