Matthew Shay


Retail Thaw? Commerce Dept.: February Sales Beat Estimates

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Washington—Although large portions of the United States are still experiencing frigid temperatures despite the start of Spring a … [Read more...]

Retail, Financial Trade Groups to Partner on Cyber Security

cyber-security

Washington—Following recent calls that retailers, banks and security institutions partner in effort to avoid another cyberfraud … [Read more...]

“Optimistic” Forecast: NRF Predicts 4.1% Rise in 2014 Retail Sales

Retail Sales

Washington–Headwinds at retail be damned.In its 2014 economic forecast released today, The National Retail Federation (NRF) … [Read more...]

Report: Fewer Americans Plan to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

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Washington—Probably due to the status of the bank accounts rather than their romances, fewer U.S. shoppers say they will … [Read more...]

NRF: Retail Spending Puts the Super into Super Bowl

Super Bowl

Washington—While Metro New York City retailers are preparing for a boom in business this weekend as the first-ever Super Bowl is … [Read more...]

NRF Urges Transition to More Secure Credit, Debit Cards

The U.K., Canada and other countries have been using more secure chip credit cards for years now. Why hasn't the U.S. caught up?

Washington—With what may well prove to be the biggest cyber attack ever recently at Target, retailers are looking for ways to … [Read more...]

Holiday Sales Results Come in at NRF Expectations

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New York—The U.S. Department of Commerce released today its December retail sales results which showed moderate increases. The … [Read more...]

Commerce Dept: November Sales Rise the Most Since June

Holiday Shoppers

Washington—As retailers face their shortest holiday selling season in recent memory from Thanksgiving to Christmas, the U.S. … [Read more...]

Post Black Friday: Shopping Continues to Rise on Cyber Monday

Cyber Monday

Washington–Some 141 million Americans evidently shopping for deals over Thanksgiving/Black Friday weekend, but one of the biggest … [Read more...]

Commerce Dept: October Retail Sales Make Solid Gain

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Washington—While the 16-day government shutdown and Congressional budget battle may have dampened consumer confidence last month, … [Read more...]

Gift Card Spending Reaches All-Time High

Gift card

Washington–Whether it’s convenience or providing a holiday gift recipient with the means to choose their own present, gift cards … [Read more...]

NRF: Apparel, Accessories Top Holiday Shopping Lists

Jewelry image from Charming Charlie's holiday campaign

Washington–There may have been blaring headlines about the government budgets, potential defaults and gridlock, but consumers … [Read more...]