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NRF: Thanksgiving Weekend Shopping Down from Last Year

NRF

WASHINGTON-Total shopping traffic, including single and multiple trips to the store and online, from Thanksgiving Day through Sunday, Nov. 30, fell 6.2 percent from the same period last year, according to a survey conducted for the National Retail Federation by Prosper Insights & Analytics. Prosper’s research showed 233.3 million visits to stores and websites, versusMore »

Last updated: December 1, 2014

NRF: Holiday Sales to Rise 4.1 Percent

NRF

WASHINGTON-U.S. retail sales during the holiday months of November and December should increase by 4.1 percent to $616.9 billion, according to a forecast by the National Retail Federation. If achieved, this growth would top last year’s gain of 3.1 percent. NRF’s projection excluded automobiles, gasoline and restaurant sales. Over the past 10 years, including thisMore »

Last updated: October 7, 2014

NRF: Retail Sales to Accelerate in Second Half

NRF

WASHINGTON-U.S. retail sales will grow significantly in the second half of 2014 after a slow start to the year, according to a forecast from the National Retail Federation. After increasing by 2.9 percent in the first half, sales will grow by at least 3.9 percent in the second half, NRF said. Overall, 2014 retail salesMore »

Last updated: July 23, 2014

Economy Could Lose Billions in West Coast Port Shutdown, Study Says

Container Port

WASHINGTON-The U.S. economy could lose as much as $2.5 billion a day if a prolonged shutdown of West Coast container ports takes place, according to a study conducted jointly for the National Retail Federation and the National Association of Manufacturers by economists at the Interindustry Forecasting Project at the University of Maryland. Negotiations for aMore »

Last updated: June 30, 2014

NRF Addresses Cybersecurity Threats

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WASHINGTON-To meet the challenges posed by cybersecurity threats, the National Retail Federation has introduced a program that will provide retailers access to information on these issues as identified by retailers, government and law-enforcement agencies, and the financial-services sector. Developed in consultation with the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC), the program will launchMore »

Last updated: April 16, 2014

Weather Warms Retail Sales

Census Bureau

WASHINGTON-The onset of spring weather helped U.S. retailers to increased sales in March. According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s monthly retail sales report, retail sales last month totaled $433.9 billion, up 1.1 percent over February and 3.8 percent ahead of March 2013. In its assessment of the Census Bureau’s numbers, the National Retail Federation attributedMore »

Last updated: April 14, 2014

NRF: Easter Spending to Fall

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WASHINGTON-The average American consumer will spend $137.46 on Easter-related purchases this year, 5.3 percent less than last year, according to the National Retail Federation’s Easter Spending Survey. Conducted for NRF by Prosper Insights & Analytics, the survey estimated that total Easter spending will reach $15.9 billion. Fewer Americans (80.3 percent versus 83 percent last year)More »

Last updated: April 11, 2014

NRF: U.S. Retail Sales Will Rise 4.1 Percent in 2014

NRF

WASHINGTON-U.S. retail sales—excluding automobiles, gas stations and restaurants—will grow 4.1 percent in 2014, according to a forecast by the National Retail Federation. NRF said that it also expects online retail sales to increase by between 9 and 12 percent this year. “Measured improvements in economic growth combined with positive expectations for continued consumer spending willMore »

Last updated: February 7, 2014