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NRF Addresses Cybersecurity Threats

NRF

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

NRF

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

Winter Blows Cold Winds on Retail Sales

Shoppers In Snow

WASHINGTON-Suffering from the impact of severe winter weather throughout the nation, U.S. retail sales in January fell 0.4 percent from December, to $427.8 billion, according to this morning’s retail sales report from the U.S. Census Bureau. That total was 2.6 percent ahead of January one year ago. The channels that sell home goods had aMore »

Last updated: February 13, 2014

NRF: February to Bring Drop in Retail Imports

Container Port

WASHINGTON-Import volume at the nation’s major retail container ports will decrease 8.4 percent in February from the same month last year, according to the most recent Global Port Tracker Report from the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates. February usually shapes up as the slowest month of the year, an NRF statement on the reportMore »

Last updated: February 12, 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