retail sales

NRF expects consumers to spend $20 billion on Father’s Day gifts 

Consumer spending this Father’s Day is expected to total $20 billion, nearly on par with last year’s record-setting figure of $20.1 billion, according to the annual consumer survey released by the National Retail Federation (NRF)... more »

Retail sales grow in April

Consumers accustomed to inflation continued to spend in April as retail sales overcame higher prices to show both monthly and year-over-year increases, the National Retail Federation (NRF) said. “April retail sales demonstrate consumer strength and... more »
Plant Parent Collection from Primitives by Kathy

Spontaneous Inclinations

Retail basics seem to work best when it comes to impulse-gift options — it’s about the item, its location and its price. Shoppers gravitate towards products that “speak” to them or provide a gift-giving solution,... more »
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The Need for Immediate Sales

Gift Shop® Plus connected with Landon Metts, sales manager — gift division for Creative Brands, to learn more about the importance of retailers offering impulse buys and strategy behind this type of merchandise. In this... more »
Dayton History Museum Gift Shop

Q&A with Emily Teters

Gift Shop® Plus connected with Emily Teters, museum store manager for Dayton History to learn more about the importance of impulse buys and works best with this type of merchandise. In this Q&A Teters shared... more »

Consumers plan to spend around $20 billion on Easter-related items

Consumers plan to spend an average $169.79 this year on Easter-related items, according to results of the annual survey released today by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Prosper Insights & Analytics. A total of... more »

NRF releases its annual retail forecast, expects 6-8% growth

The National Retail Federation (NRF) issued its annual forecast, anticipating that retail sales will grow between 6% and 8% to more than $4.86 trillion in 2022. The announcement was made during NRF’s annual State of... more »

October sales rose as consumers began early holiday shopping

Retail sales rose in October as many consumers began holiday shopping early to avoid any shortages amid pandemic-driven supply chain disruptions that are dominating businesses and shoppers this holiday season, the National Retail Federation (NRF)... more »

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