Matthew Shay


NRF: Holiday Sales to Rise 2.8%

NRF: Holiday 2011 Forecast

Washington—What’s a single word to describe this year’s holiday shopping season? In a word: “average.”That’s the way the … [Read more...]

NRF: Expect “Boo”-ming Halloween Sales

"Zombie bride" one of the top sellers at Party City

Washington–Although Halloween still has a long way to go to catch up to Christmas in sales, the National Retail Federation (NRF) … [Read more...]

NRF Launches Job Advocacy Campaign for Retail

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Washington–With the 2012 election season fast approaching on the horizon, the National Retail Federation (NRF) today launched a … [Read more...]

Back to School Surveys: Retail Sales May Be Flat

Back to School 2011 Retail Sales

Washington–While major retailers are already touting their latest back to school offerings through advertising and social media, … [Read more...]

NRF: Americans to Splurge on Mom This Year

Mother's Day

Washington–Moms may get a little more spoiled this year on Mother’s Day as jewelry and accessories top American's gifts lists, the … [Read more...]

NRF: Easter Sales Continue Climb to Pre-Recession Levels

Easter Basket

Washington–Although some retailers reported Thursday that their March sales dropped on account of a later Easter this year, … [Read more...]

Commerce Dept: December Sales Set all time High

December 2010 sales hit $308.9 billion, an all-time high.

Washington—While December sales rose less than had been forecast, the 0.6% rise was the sixth consecutive month of growth, and … [Read more...]

Holiday Sales Consumers to Use More Debit Card Cash

Debit Cards

Washington–While American consumers may need to do some research and plan ahead for their Black Friday shopping strategies, one … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

NRF Predicts 2.3% Holiday Sales Increase

Holiday shopping mall

Washington–Following a ho-hum 2009 and a disastrous 2008 holiday seasons, retailers can expect to get more into the holiday spirit … [Read more...]

NRF: After Spooky 2009, Halloween Spending to Rebound

Halloween costumes make up the largest portion of spending for the holiday.

Washington–There will be no shortage of ghosts or goblins this Halloween as 148 million Americans partake in some sort of holiday … [Read more...]

NRF Releases ‘Blueprint’ for Mobile Retailing

Mobile Commerce

Washington--Thanks to features like texting, GPS and web browsing, mobile phones have quickly become a necessity many consumers … [Read more...]