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Smart Phones, Tablets Play Bigger Role in Shopping, Says Shop.org

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WASHINGTON-More consumers are interacting with retailers through smart phones and tablets, according to a survey conducted by shop.org, the online arm of the National Retail Federation, in partnership with comScore and The Partnering Group. According to the data, 55 percent of all retail-related Internet time originated on smart phones and tablets in June 2013, whenMore »

Last updated: October 1, 2013

NRF: Halloween to be Less “Spooktacular” This Year

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WASHINGTON-This year’s Halloween selling season will produce fewer dollars at retail checkouts as fewer Americans plan to celebrate the holiday, according to survey results released by the National Retail Federation. According to the study, which was conducted for NRF by Prosper Insights & Analytics, the 2013 holiday will result in average spending per person ofMore »

Last updated: September 27, 2013

Retail Sales Edge Up Though Consumers Slow Spending in August

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WASHINGTON-With consumers continuing their caution about opening their wallets, August U.S. retail sales moved 0.2 percent ahead of July and 4.7 percent ahead of August of last year, to $426.6 billion. The channels that sell home furnishings presented results that tended toward the negative. General merchandise stores posted declines of 0.2 percent from July andMore »

Last updated: September 13, 2013

Retail Imports to Rise 5.1 Percent in September

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Import volume at the nation’s major retail container ports should increase by 5.1 percent this month over last September, according to the latest Global Tracker Report issued by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates. Jonathan Gold, NRF’s vice president for supply chain and customs policy, said the import bump-up this month should occur becauseMore »

Last updated: September 9, 2013

Retail Imports Projected for August Increase

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WASHINGTON-Import volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to rise 1.7 percent in August, the first monthly increase since May, according to the most recent Global Port Tracker report from the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates. Jonathan Gold, NRF’s vice president for supply chain and customs policy, said, “As the economyMore »

Last updated: August 14, 2013

Retail Sales Edge Up in July

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WASHINGTON-U.S. retail sales reached $424.5 billion in July, an increase of 0.2 percent over June and 5.4 percent over July 2012—in a month that saw “marked decreases” among home-based retailers, according to the National Retail Federation. According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s monthly numbers, sales at furniture and home furnishings stores fell back 1.4 percentMore »

Last updated: August 13, 2013

NRF: Back-to-College Spending to Decline

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WASHINGTON-Total consumer spending on back-to-college will average $836.83, down from $907.22 last year, according to a survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics for the National Retail Federation. Total back-to-college spending will be $45.8 billion this season, the survey said. The total spend for both back-to-school and back-to-college will be $72.5 billion. For the back-to-collegeMore »

Last updated: July 19, 2013

Shop.org: Retailers Capitalizing on Mobile Traffic Growth

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HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif.–Retailers are investing in email and paid searches in an effort to capitalize on mobile traffic growth, according to a new report by Shop.org/Forrester Research, Inc. Nearly nine in 10 online retailers surveyed either have already implemented or are planning to implement mobile email optimization in 2013, and seven in 10 will optimizeMore »

Last updated: July 16, 2013