retail sales

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 »

NRF: Retail sales pick up in January 2023

Retail sales bounced back strongly in January as inflation eased and income grew, according to the National Retail Federation (NRF). “Despite inflationary headwinds, January retail sales show the resiliency of consumers in how they manage... more »

Year-over-year retail sales growth continues, NRF reports

Retail sales remained strong on a monthly basis and saw another year-over-year gain in September despite an interest rate hike from the Federal Reserve and continuing inflation, according to the National Retail Federation (NRF). “September... more »

July retail sales show consumers still shopping despite inflation

Core retail sales as calculated by the National Retail Federation rose in July even as overall sales reported by the Census Bureau remained flat on a monthly basis, and both calculations showed strong year-over-year gains... more »

NRF notes imports slowing, but expects gains over 2021

After a record-setting spring, imports at the nation’s major container ports are expected to slow significantly for the remainder of the year but 2022 should still see a net gain over 2021, according to the... more »

NRF reveals that June retail sales increased

Retail sales increased in June even as inflation climbed higher and drove up prices across the board, the National Retail Federation (NRF) said. “June retail sales data shows that consumers remain on solid footing despite... more »

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