National Retail Federation

Halloween spending returns to pre-pandemic levels

Participation in Halloween-related activities will resume to pre-pandemic levels, with 69% of consumers planning to celebrate the holiday this year, up from 65% in 2021 and comparable to 68% in 2019, according to the National... more »

July retail sales show consumers still shopping despite inflation

Core retail sales as calculated by the National Retail Federation rose in July even as overall sales reported by the Census Bureau remained flat on a monthly basis, and both calculations showed strong year-over-year gains... more »

NRF notes imports slowing, but expects gains over 2021

After a record-setting spring, imports at the nation’s major container ports are expected to slow significantly for the remainder of the year but 2022 should still see a net gain over 2021, according to the... more »

NRF says economy is not in recession and unlikely to enter one this year

Despite two consecutive quarters of decline, the U.S. economy still does not appear to be in a recession and remains unlikely to enter one this year, National Retail Federation (NRF) Chief Economist Jack Kleinhenz said.... more »

NRF welcomes legislation about who processes credit card transactions

The National Retail Federation (NRF) welcomed legislation introduced that would let retailers decide who processes credit card transactions, saying it would end practices that block competition in the payments industry and drive up costs for... more »

Data privacy legislation fails to provide effective uniform national standard

The National Retail Federation called on the House to move cautiously on federal privacy legislation, saying a measure approved by the Energy and Commerce Committee fails to establish a single national standard for U.S. data... more »

NRF reveals that June retail sales increased

Retail sales increased in June even as inflation climbed higher and drove up prices across the board, the National Retail Federation (NRF) said. “June retail sales data shows that consumers remain on solid footing despite... more »

NRF releases a statement regarding the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act

As the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act enters into force today and key components required by the UFLPA are published, including the UFLPA enforcement strategy and the Entity List, the American Apparel & Footwear Association,... more »

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