Matthew Shay


Increased Father’s Day Spending May Help Retailers’ June Totals

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Washington–Retailers typically look forward to Mother’s Day which usually provides a nice bump up in sales for May. And while … [Read more...]

Honolulu Boutique Owner Wins NRF’s “This is Retail” Video Contest

Tanna Dang of Eden in Love, first place winner of NRF's "This is Retail" video contest.

Washington—The votes are in and Tanna Dang, co-owner of Eden in Love, an apparel and accessories boutique in Honolulu, is $25,000 … [Read more...]

NRF: Consumers Won’t Scrimp on Mom This Year

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Washington–“M is for the million things she gave me…” says one of the most famous songs about moms, “M-O-T-H-E-R.”But if the … [Read more...]

Vote for the Top 5 in “This is Retail” Video Contest

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Washington–Clocking more than 420,000 votes last week in the battle among the Top 10 finalists in the National Retail Federation … [Read more...]

“This is Retail” Video Contest Narrows to Top 10

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Washington–America has voted—and now only 10 top finalists remain in The National Retail Federation (NRF)’s “This is Retail” video … [Read more...]

The NRF Wants Your Vote–in Retail Video Contest

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Washington—While it won’t get the attention or millions of votes that “American Idol” or “Dancing with the Stars” does, the … [Read more...]

Retailers Want to “JOLT” Senate into Action on Fast Track Tourist Visas

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Washington—As more foreign tourists come to the United States on spending sprees, some retail groups wants to put a JOLT into … [Read more...]

Commerce Dept: Despite Gas Prices, Spending Increased in February

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Washington—Gasoline prices may be surging, but that didn’t keep consumers from purchasing last month. February retail sales, … [Read more...]

NRF: Jewelry Sales to Climb This Valentine’s Day?

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Washington—Gift givers are hoping their significant others will be wearing their hearts on their sleeves—or lapels, necklines, … [Read more...]

NRF offering $25,000 for Best Retail Stories

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Washington—Do you have one of the best retail stories in America? No, that’s not a typo, we do mean stories, not stores, although … [Read more...]

NRF: 2012 Retail Sales to Grow 3.4%

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New York–Although stubbornly high unemployment and continued uncertainty over the prospects for job growth will continue to dampen … [Read more...]

NRF: 2011 Holiday Sales Rose 4.1%, Beating Expectations

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Washington—Ratcheted up Black Friday promotions, longer store hours and a last minute rush to buy just before Christmas Day made … [Read more...]