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NRF: “Glimmers of Hope” Appear in Christmas Shoppers

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Washington–Though Americans are still operating with the recession in the back of their minds and many have fundamentally changed their shopping habits, some findings from NRF’s first holiday survey imply consumers won’t only be focusing on low prices and basic necessities this year. According to NRF’s 2010 Holiday Consumer Intentions …

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NRF: After Spooky 2009, Halloween Spending to Rebound

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Washington–There will be no shortage of ghosts or goblins this Halloween as 148 million Americans partake in some sort of holiday celebration, spending considerably more than they did last year. According to NRF’s 2010 Halloween Consumer Intentions and Actions Survey, conducted by BIGresearch, Americans will spend $66.28 on costumes, candy …

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NRF: April Retail Sales Show Continued Momentum

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Washington–Retail sales continued their upward climb in April, showing evidence of a much more confident consumer compared to this time last year. According to figures released Friday by the National Retail Federation, April retail industry sales (which exclude automobiles, gas stations, and restaurants) increased 0.5% seasonally adjusted over March and …