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Modern retailers are meeting multichannel consumer demands

As more consumers embrace multichannel shopping, retailers are diversifying their investments online and offline to meet customers’ needs, according to the annual State of Retailing Online study released by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and... more »

Retailers and shoppers are counting down to March 17

In an article on February 28, 2019 by Katherine Cullen, director of industry and consumer insights at National Retail Federation (NRF), shopping trends leading up to the celebratory St. Patrick's Day were discussed. Cullen noted... more »

2018 holiday retail sales update

Holiday retail sales during 2018 grew a lower-than-expected 2.9 percent over the same period in 2017 to $707.5 billion, the National Retail Federation (NRF) said today after the Commerce Department released data that had been delayed... more »

Retail imports still strong

Imports at the nation’s major retail container ports have dipped since peaks seen last fall but remain at higher-than-usual levels as a possible increase in tariffs on goods from China approaches in March, according to... more »

Young adults most likely to spend more this holiday season

Holiday shopping is in full swing and consumers still have a lot more spending to do as they check off every item on their holiday wish list, according to a new consumer sentiment survey released today... more »

October retail sales increase from last year

Retail sales in October increased 0.4 percent over September on a seasonally adjusted basis and were up 5.6 percent year-over-year unadjusted, according to calculations released today by the National Retail Federation. The numbers exclude automobiles, gasoline stations... more »

Retail sales up in September

Retail sales in September increased 0.4 percent over August on a seasonally adjusted basis and were up 3 percent year-over-year unadjusted, according to calculations released today by the National Retail Federation. The numbers exclude automobiles, gasoline... more »

Look for holiday sales to increase this year

The National Retail Federation announced today that it expects holiday retail sales in November and December — excluding automobiles, gasoline and restaurants — to increase between 4.3 and 4.8 percent over 2017 for a total of $717.45 billion to $720.89 billion.... more »

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