Retail holiday sales increase 3 percent, according to National Retail Federation

Holiday sales in 2015 increased 3 percent to $626,140 billion — solid growth considering the unforeseen weather events across the country and extreme deflationary retail environment. NRF forecasted total growth, including online sales, of 3.7... more »

National Retail Federation leads 100-member coalition in tackling port congestion

Following up on last fall’s successful campaign to include a port performance statistics program in the federal long-term surface transportation bill, NRF today led a coalition of more than 100 groups in sending specific recommendations... more »

National Retail Federation announces new additions to board of directors

The NRF Foundation announced today the addition of four new executives to its Board of Directors, including a human resources executive with The Home Depot and the retail and consumer lead for PwC. The election... more », Forrester Research find smartphones top tablets as driver of sales, traffic for first time

The growing use of smartphones by consumers, a shift in investments by technology companies and continued optimization strategies from retailers has officially landed smartphones on top as a driver of sales and traffic for retail... more »

Holiday shoppers still wrapping up holiday lists

Though millions of people got a jump-start on holiday shopping this year, millions more still have a lengthy list to finalize. According to the National Retail Federation’s final consumer holiday spending survey of the season,... more »

Thanksgiving weekend shopping brings big in-store and online crowds, according to NRF survey

Thanksgiving weekend shopping brings bi in-store and online crowds, according to NRF surveyHoliday shoppers were on their feet and online early over the Thanksgiving weekend as millions of people grabbed their friends and family and... more »

NRF survey finds Black Friday, Cyber Monday still popular with shoppers

Although nearly 60 percent of holiday shoppers had already started checking off their shopping lists by November 10, millions more are eagerly waiting to hear what retailers have in store — and online — for... more »

NRF experts to discuss cybersecurity in retail as holidays approach

National Retail Federation Vice President of Retail Technology Tom Litchford will represent retailers at an event hosted by the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) focusing on... more »

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