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NRF: Father’s Day Spending to Top $12.5 Billion

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WASHINGTON-Total U.S. spending for Father’s Day gifts should be $12.5 billion for this year’s holiday, according to a survey conducted for the National Retail Federation by Prosper Insight & Analytics. Average spending for the holiday will be $113.80, down from $119.84 last year, the survey found. Spending on personal-care items, such as men’s grooming products,More »

Last updated: June 5, 2014

Retail Sales Relatively Flat in April

Census Bureau

WASHINGTON-U.S. retail sales totaled $434.6 billion in April, up a bare 0.1 percent from March and 4 percent from April of last year, according to this morning’s monthly retail sales report from the U.S. Census Bureau. The sales figures for the channels that sell home furnishings presented a mixed bag last month. Furniture and homeMore »

Last updated: May 13, 2014

Retail Import Volume to Gain in May

Container Port

WASHINGTON-Import volume at the nation’s major retailer container ports is projected to rise 3.5 percent in May, according to the most recent Global Port Tracker report from the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates. A statement on the report added that negotiators are preparing to begin negotiations on a new contract for West Coast dockworkers.More »

Last updated: May 7, 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

Retail Imports Set for 6.1 Percent April Gain

Retail Container Imports

WASHINGTON-Import volume at the nation’s major retail container ports will rise 6.1 percent this month, according to the latest Global Port Tracker report from the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates. According to NRF’s vice president of supply chain and customs policy, Jonathan Gold, U.S. retailers are readying themselves for what they anticipate to beMore »

Last updated: April 8, 2014

Retail Sales Edge Up in February

Census Bureau

WASHINGTON-U.S. retail sales finished February with a gain of 0.3 percent over January and 1.5 percent ahead of February 2013, totaling $427.2 billion, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Sales at furniture and home furnishings stores posted gains of 0.4 percent month over month and 0.3 percent year over year. General merchandise stores’ sales declinedMore »

Last updated: March 13, 2014