Matthew Shay


NRF: Record Number of Americans to Buy Halloween Costumes

Halloween handbags by Charlotte Olympia

Washington–More costumes than ever will be flying off the shelves as Americans gear up to celebrate the spookiest holiday of the … [Read more...]

NRF Survey: Coupon Usage Grows Among Back-to-School, College Shoppers

teens back to school shopping

Washington–Recognizing that a number of the best deals of the summer are still to come, some families have only scratched the … [Read more...]

NRF Lowers Full-Year Sales Outlook

Retail Sales

Washington—“The doldrums” experienced by many retailers at the start of 2014 still are having their repercussions. Today, the … [Read more...]

NRF: Families to Increase Spending on Back to School This Year

American Rag Maxi dress and accessories from Macy's back to school

Washington—Driven by increased demand for electronic items and parents’ need to restock their children’s wardrobes and school … [Read more...]

Report: Imports are More “Made in USA” Than Label Reveals

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Washington—Imported products sold in the United States from clothing to cars contain far more U.S. parts or other content and … [Read more...]

Unemployment Drops to Lowest Since 2008, Retail Jobs Help

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Washington—Some good news today on the unemployment front: the U.S. economy added 288,000 jobs in April, bringing down the jobless … [Read more...]

Though Cautious, Families Plan to Shower Mom with Mother’s Day Gifts

Mother's Day

Washington—Americans appear to want to splurge again on mom for Mother’s Day, May 11, but as has been the case with other holidays … [Read more...]

“Retail Across America”: The Next Phase of This is Retail Campaign

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Washington—Call it an example of “getting-an-act-together-and-taking-it-on-the-road.” One year after the world’s largest retail … [Read more...]

Retailers Urge Expedited Contract Negotiations at West Coast Ports

Imports

Washington—In an effort to stave off any work stoppage as shipments arrive to West Coast ports for the crucial holiday selling … [Read more...]

Pent Up Demand Gives March Biggest Sales Increase in 18 Months

Retail Sales

Washington—Thank heavens for pent up demand. The bitter winter that chilled sales in January and February thawed in March, … [Read more...]

NRF Announces Retail Information-Sharing Platform for Cybersecurity

cyber-security

Washington—To help stave off data breaches like those recently at Target and Neiman Marcus that affected millions of consumers, … [Read more...]

Easter to Shake Off Winter Blues at Retail?

One of the more than 275 eggs scattered around New York, each one around 2.5 feet tall and designed by a globally renowned artist, designer, architect, photographer or brand. See www.theBigEggHunt.org

Washington—The return of warmer weather, Spring breaks and especially Easter should help bolster retail sales this month…and it’s … [Read more...]