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Consumers embrace early holiday deals

An estimated 186.4 million consumers took advantage of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend and shopped in-store and online this year, according to the annual survey released today by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Prosper Insights... more »

NRF expects holiday sales to grow

With retail sales rebounding strongly due to continued consumer resilience, the National Retail Federation (NRF) forecasted that holiday sales during November and December will increase between 3.6% and 5.2% over 2019 to a total between... more »

Retail imports set new peak season

Imports likely saw their busiest “peak season” on record this summer and fall as retailers replenished inventories and stocked up for the holiday season, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released by the... more »

NRF reports strong retail growth numbers, consumer resiliency

Retail sales have largely recovered from the pandemic heading into the holiday season but the growing number of coronavirus cases remains a threat and additional federal stimulus could help keep the economy on track, National... more »

Consumers prioritize holiday spending on family, friends

Purchasing gifts for friends and loved ones is a way for consumers to shift focus from the uncertainty and stress of the pandemic to celebrating the holidays and the promise of our return to a... more »

NRF Foundation introduces COVID-19 trainings

The NRF Foundation launched two new credentials in its RISE Up program in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The credentials focus on Retail Operations and Customer Conflict Prevention to further ensure retail workers — and... more »

Retailers stock up, imports hit new record

Imports reached an all-time high this summer as retail sales bounced back from the pandemic and merchants replenished inventories and stocked up early for the holiday season, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report... more »

NRF offers optimism for the 2020 holiday sales

Consumer spending has recovered from the coronavirus pandemic more quickly than expected, but forecasting 2020 holiday sales is like assembling a jigsaw puzzle without all the pieces, Jack Kleinhenz, chief economist for National Retail Federation... more »

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