National Retail Federation

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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