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(Selling) Home for the Holidays

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If the consumer press was any indication, the universe almost ended. More precisely, the civilized world as we know it could have come to a crashing halt on Thanksgiving Day. That’s when the Scrooge-like retailers such as … well, pretty much every single retailer of note—opened for business. Macy’s suffered an unfair share of theMore »

Last updated: December 20, 2013

Retail Sales Gain in October

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WASHINGTON-An increase in consumer confidence led to a gain of 3.9 percent year over year in October U.S. retail sales, according to data issued this morning by the U.S. Census Bureau. Retail sales for the month totaled an adjusted $428.1 billion. Compared to September, retail sales increased 0.4 percent. Looking at the channels that sellMore »

Last updated: November 20, 2013

NRF Projects Trimmer Holiday Spending Budgets by Consumers

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WASHINGTON-The National Retail Federation said it expects U.S. consumers to “take a conservative approach” to their spending for the upcoming holiday season, due to a continually challenging economy and being “used to do more with less.” According to NRF’s holiday consumer spending survey, conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, holiday shoppers will spend an averageMore »

Last updated: October 16, 2013

NRF Calls for “Immediate End” to Government Shutdown

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WASHINGTON-The National Retail Federation has sent a letter to leaders of the U.S. Congress urging them to work with the Obama administration to end the government shutdown. In the letter, NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay said, “We strongly support passage of both a continuing resolution to provide funding of the federal government into theMore »

Last updated: October 10, 2013

Retail Import Cargo Volume to Rise 9.1 Percent in October

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WASHINGTON-Import volume at the nation’s major retail container ports will increase 9.1 percent this month over October of last year, according to the most recent Global Port Tracker report from the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates. The numbers released this morning reflect merchandise ordered months before the government shutdown by retailers planning for theMore »

Last updated: October 8, 2013

Holiday Sales to Rise 3.9 Percent, Says NRF

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WASHINGTON-The National Retail Federation is projecting that total sales for the November-December holiday season will reach $602.1 billion, up 3.9 percent over the same period in 2012. During last year’s holidays, sales increased 3.5 percent. In issuing this forecast, NRF cautioned that the actual results will hinge on how quickly the Obama administration and theMore »

Last updated: October 3, 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 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