NRF

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 »

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 »

Social Connections


Upcoming Trade Shows

Jun 10 – 13

Atlanta Apparel Market (Spring)

Atlanta, GA USA
Jun 23 – 26

Kidsworld (Spring)

Dallas, TX USA
Jun 29

The Buyers Cash & Carry Midwest

Madison, WI USA
Jul 25 – 27

Dallas Men’s Show (Summer)

Dallas, TX USA
Aug 3 – 7

World of Prom

Atlanta, GA USA
Aug 9 – 12

Toronto Gift + Home Market (Fall)

Toronto, Canada
Gift Shop Winter 2020 Cover
Get one year of Gift Shop in both print and digital editions for just $15.

Interested in reading the print edition of Gift Shop?

Subscribe Today »

website development by deyo designs