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NRF expects record spending for school and college supplies

The annual survey released by the National Retail Federation (NRF)and Prosper Insights and Analytics expects back-to-school spending to reach record levels. As students gear up to go back to school and college, families plan to spend... more »

Retail imports grow modestly ahead of possible tariffs

Imports at the nation’s major retail container ports will remain at high levels this summer but are expected to grow only modestly compared with last year’s rush to bring merchandise into the country ahead of... more »

Technology improves consumers’ shopping experience

Consumers are embracing the use of retail technology to improve their shopping experience, according to the latest issue of the Consumer View report released today by the National Retail Federation (NRF). “Technology has become part of our... more »

Retailers back bill requiring congressional review of tariff hikes

The National Retail Federation (NRF) welcomes legislation introduced on June 25, 2019, that would strengthen congressional authority over tariff increases. “We agree with the need to deliver fair and balanced trade deals, but taxing Americans isn’t... more »

May’s retail sales show consumer resilience

May’s retail sales show consumer resilience and confidence in the economy. Retail sales rose 0.5 percent in May seasonally adjusted from April and up 3.2 percent unadjusted year-over-year, according to the National Retail Federation (NRF). The... more »

Retail theft and cybersecurity concerns rise

Theft, fraud and losses from other retail “shrink” totaled $50.6 billion in 2018, up from $46.8 billion the year before as industry security executives said there is a growing overlap between loss prevention and cybersecurity... more »

Father’s Day spending expected to reach all-time high

Americans are expected to spend more than ever on gifts for Father’s Day this year, according to the National Retail Federation’s (NRF) annual survey conducted by Prosper Insight & Analytics. Total spending for the holiday... more »

Retail sales impacted by slower tax refunds and weather

Retail sales were down 0.2 percent in April seasonally adjusted from March but up 5.2 percent unadjusted year-over-year, the National Retail Federation (NRF) noted. The numbers exclude automobile dealers, gasoline stations and restaurants. “Slower tax... more »

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