retail sales

January 2024 retail sales signal strong start to the year

Retail sales showed a strong beginning for the year in January, nearly matching December’s busy holiday spending and rising significantly year over year, according to the CNBC/NRF Retail Monitor. Total January 2024 retail sales, excluding... more »

NRF survey shows top 5 gift categories for the holidays

As an estimated 182 million people are planning to shop in-store and online from Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday, the latest survey from the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics shows the top... more »

Halloween 2023 spending to reach record $12.2B

Total Halloween spending is expected to reach a record $12.2 billion, exceeding last year’s record of $10.6 billion, according to the National Retail Federation (NRF)’s annual survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics. A record... more »

NRF: Economy is growing but momentum slows

The economy is still growing, but not as fast as it was earlier this year, reported Jack Kleinhenz, chief economist for the National Retail Federation (NRF). “The U.S. economy continues to expand, but recent data... more »

NRF: Retail sales rise sharply in July

Retail sales reversed their downward trend in July as Amazon Prime Day and major promotions by other brands prompted increased shopping while wage increases gave consumers more money to spend, the National Retail Federation said.... more »

Back-to-school shopping to reach record levels in 2023

Consumers are expected to spend record amounts for both back-to-school and back-to-college shopping this year, according to the annual survey released today by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Prosper Insights & Analytics. Back-to-school spending... more »

NRF: Retail sales increase in May 2023

Retail sales rose again in May as consumers continued to spend despite economic challenges, according to the National Retail Federation (NRF). The U.S. Census Bureau reported overall retail sales in May were up 0.3% from... more »

NRF: 2023 retail sales to grow 4% to 6%

The National Retail Federation (NRF) forecasted that retail sales will grow between 4% and 6% in 2023. In total, NRF projects that retail sales will reach between $5.13 trillion and $5.23 trillion this year. “In... more »

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