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Retail imports surge ahead of December tariffs

Volume at the nation’s major container ports bumped up significantly in November as retailers imported merchandise ahead of new tariffs set to take effect this month, according to the Global Port Tracker report released by... more »

Thanksgiving weekend draws nearly 190 million shoppers, spending up 16%

A record 189.6 million U.S. consumers shopped from Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday this year, an increase of 14% over last year’s 165.8 million, the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Prosper Insights & Analytics said.... more »

Half of holiday shoppers have already started

More than half of consumers have already started their holiday shopping and nearly a quarter of purchases have already been made, according to the annual survey released by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Prosper Insights... more »
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NRF expects more than 165 million people will shop over Thanksgiving weekend

Retailers are preparing for one of the busiest shopping weekends of the year with an estimated 165.3 million people likely to shop Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday, according to the annual survey released by the... more »

Retail imports see final tariff-driven surge of the year

Imports at the nation’s major retail container ports are expected to see their final surge of the year this month ahead of new tariffs set to take effect in December, according to the Global Port... more »

NRF Foundation honors individuals who are shaping the future of retail

The NRF Foundation named an exclusive group of individuals to The List of People Shaping Retail’s Future 2020. The honorees are industry leaders who are impacting retail and will be recognized Jan. 12, 2020, at... more »

Holiday shoppers plan to spend 4% more this year

Consumers say they will spend an average of $1,047.83 this holiday season, up 4% from the $1,007.24 they said they would spend last year, according to the annual survey released today by the National Retail Federation (NRF)... more »

September retail sales grew 4.5 % over last year

Retail sales in September were down 0.1% seasonally adjusted from August but up 4.5% unadjusted year-over-year, according to the National Retail Federation (NRF). The numbers exclude automobile dealers, gasoline stations and restaurants. “The pullback in... more »

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