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Holiday spending to increase to $700 billion this year

The National Retail Federation announced 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 »

National Retail Federation signs White House’s ‘Pledge to America’s Workers’

During a workforce development event at the White House on July 19, the National Retail Federation signed a “Pledge to America’s Workers,” committing to create enhanced career opportunities for 250,000 individuals over the next five... more »

Back-to-school and college spending to reach $82.8 billion

The back-to-school and college shopping season is in full swing, but many parents and college students say they are waiting for the best deals to complete their shopping lists, according to the annual survey released today by... more »

Easter spending expected to be second highest in NRF history

Easter spending is expected to total $18.2 billion this year, almost on par from a record $18.4 billion in 2017 but still the second-highest level on record, according to the annual survey released this week... more »

University of Phoenix, National Retail Federation inspire retailers to ‘Dream BIG’

For the fifth consecutive year, University of Phoenix and the National Retail Federation are collaborating to offer the Dream BIG Scholarship Program to support the dreams of the next generation of retail leaders. The program will... more »

Retailers welcome court-issued timeout on overtime rules

The National Retail Federation welcomed a judge’s ruling today that will prevent the Labor Department’s changes to federal overtime rules from taking effect as scheduled on December 1. U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant issued a preliminary... more »

Retailers to prepare for post-election holiday shopping

With the election falling in the middle of holiday shopping, as of mid-October many U.S. consumers say they will have a more conservative holiday spending budget this year. According to the National Retail Federation’s annual... more »

Virgin Group founder Richard Branson to headline NRF Retail’s BIG Show

Virgin Group founder Richard Branson will be among the keynote speakers as more than 33,000 industry leaders from around the world convene in New York City next year for the National Retail Federation’s 106th annual Retail’s BIG... more »

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