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September retail sales increase despite supply chain disruptions

Retail sales increased again in September as worries about the COVID-19 delta variant pushed consumer spending toward merchandise rather than services like dining, entertainment or travel despite supply chain disruptions and inflation, the National Retail... more »

Retail imports remain high but port congestion remains

Imports at the nation’s largest retail container ports should remain at near-record levels this month but could see a slight dip from last year’s unusually high numbers as congestion slows the movement of backed-up cargo,... more »
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NRF’s annual report expects Halloween spending to soar

Consumer spending on Halloween-related items is expected to reach an all-time high of $10.14 billion, up from $8.05 billion in 2020, according to the National Retail Federation’s (NRF) annual survey conducted by Prosper Insights &... more »

NRF said retail sales slowed during July as retailers continued to face supply chain disruptions

Retail sales slowed during July as retailers continued to face supply chain disruptions and increased COVID-19 vaccinations allowed consumers to shift some spending from goods to activities like going out to dinner and traveling despite... more »

2021 back-to-school shopping expects to reach new highs

Consumers plan to spend record amounts for both school and college supplies as families and students plan to return to in-person classrooms this fall, according to the annual survey released by the National Retail Federation... more »

NRF shares June retail sales increase in most categories

Retail sales saw solid growth during June, increasing in most categories on a monthly basis and across the board on a yearly basis as the recovery from the coronavirus pandemic continued, the National Retail Federation... more »

May retail sales reach near-record level

Retail sales remained at elevated levels in May despite month-to-month fluctuations that masked near-record performance, the National Retail Federation (NRF) said. May Retail Sales Overview “While May retail sales were down slightly, largely due to... more »

NRF revises retail growth forecast

The National Retail Federation (NRF) issued its revised annual forecast for 2021, anticipating that retail sales will now grow between 10.5% and 13.5% to more than $4.44 trillion this year as the economy accelerates its... more »

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