National Retail Federation

Consumers to spend record $22.9B for Father’s Day

Consumers will collectively spend a record-high $22.9 billion to celebrate Father’s Day this year, according to the annual survey released today by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Prosper Insights & Analytics. Total expected spending... more »

Imports expected to remain below 2022 for most of this year

Import cargo volume at the nation’s major container ports is climbing back from a nearly three-year low in February but is expected to remain well below last year’s levels heading into fall, according to the... more »

Consumers to spend record $35.7B for Mother’s Day

Consumers plan to spend a total of $35.7 billion on Mother’s Day this year, nearly $4 billion more than last year’s record high of $31.7 billion, according to an annual survey released by the National... more »

NRF monitoring West Coast port disruptions

The International Longshore and Warehouse Union chose to withhold labor at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, which resulted in the overnight closure of all terminals April 6. The National Retail Federation (NRF)... more »

NRF: 2023 retail sales to grow 4% to 6%

The National Retail Federation (NRF) forecasted that retail sales will grow between 4% and 6% in 2023. In total, NRF projects that retail sales will reach between $5.13 trillion and $5.23 trillion this year. “In... more »

NRF: Imports expected to slowly climb through mid-summer

Import cargo volume at U.S. major container ports is expected to begin slowly climbing again in March after February saw one of the lowest levels since the beginning of the pandemic, according to the Global... more »

NRF: Retail sales pick up in January 2023

Retail sales bounced back strongly in January as inflation eased and income grew, according to the National Retail Federation (NRF). “Despite inflationary headwinds, January retail sales show the resiliency of consumers in how they manage... more »

NRF: 2022 holiday sales grew 5.3% to $936.3B

Retail sales during 2022’s November-December holiday season grew 5.3% over 2021 to $936.3 billion, falling short of the National Retail Federation’s (NRF) forecast amid continuing inflation and high interest rates, NRF reported. While holiday growth... more »

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