National Retail Federation

NRF forecasts retail sales to grow 3.1 percent in 2016

The National Retail Federation released its 2016 economic forecast, projecting retail industry sales (which exclude automobiles, gas stations and restaurants) will grow 3.1 percent*, higher than the 10-year average of 2.7 percent. NRF also announced... more »

Retail holiday sales increase 3 percent, according to National Retail Federation

Holiday sales in 2015 increased 3 percent to $626,140 billion — solid growth considering the unforeseen weather events across the country and extreme deflationary retail environment. NRF forecasted total growth, including online sales, of 3.7... more »

National Retail Federation leads 100-member coalition in tackling port congestion

Following up on last fall’s successful campaign to include a port performance statistics program in the federal long-term surface transportation bill, NRF today led a coalition of more than 100 groups in sending specific recommendations... more »

National Retail Federation announces new additions to board of directors

The NRF Foundation announced today the addition of four new executives to its Board of Directors, including a human resources executive with The Home Depot and the retail and consumer lead for PwC. The election... more »

Holiday shoppers still wrapping up holiday lists

Though millions of people got a jump-start on holiday shopping this year, millions more still have a lengthy list to finalize. According to the National Retail Federation’s final consumer holiday spending survey of the season,... more »

NRF survey finds Black Friday, Cyber Monday still popular with shoppers

Although nearly 60 percent of holiday shoppers had already started checking off their shopping lists by November 10, millions more are eagerly waiting to hear what retailers have in store — and online — for... more »

NRF experts to discuss cybersecurity in retail as holidays approach

National Retail Federation Vice President of Retail Technology Tom Litchford will represent retailers at an event hosted by the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) focusing on... more »

NRF survey: 57 percent of holiday shoppers already making dents

It’s officially the most wonderful time of the year and holiday shoppers wasted no time jumping on exclusive holiday offerings from retailers thus far. According to the National Retail Federation’s Consumer Holiday Spending Survey conducted... more »

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