National Retail Federation (NRF)

NRF on Halloween Sales: Spooky Spending to Reach $6.9 Billion


Washington—Earlier this week we learned that the NRF found Americans are fond of getting dressed up as princesses, witches, Star … [Read more...]

Witch Tops NRF’s Halloween Costume List for 11th Year in a Row


Washington—While the scariest thing on this year’s Halloween may be a proliferation of Black Friday (or Black November) promotions … [Read more...]

NRF Calls on Congress to Make Progress on Key Tax Bills


Washington–-The National Retail Federation today called on the House of Representatives to quickly pass two pieces of legislation … [Read more...]

Retail Imports Begin to Climb as Holidays Approach

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Washington–Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to increase 1.2% this month over the same … [Read more...]

Imports Up as Retailers Look Toward Holiday Season


Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to increase 3.6% this month over the same time last … [Read more...]

Study: Which Social Media Platforms Yield Retailers New Customers

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How are retailers acquiring new customers, besides paid search and email marketing?According to the State of Retailing Online … [Read more...]

National Retail Federation Revises Sales Forecast

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The National Retail Federation today lowered its retail sales forecast for 2015 because of unexpected slow growth recorded during … [Read more...]

NRF: Retailers Say Port Statistics Bill Would Help Avoid Repeat of West Coast Slowdown


The National Retail Federation and more than 100 other business groups called for passage of legislation that would require the … [Read more...]

Imports Increasing as Retailers Prepare for Back to School


Washington–A jump in import cargo volume of 7.3% is expected this month as retailers stock up for the busy back-to-school season, … [Read more...]

NRF Study: Inventory Shrinkage Last Year Lowest Ever


Washington—In 2014, inventory shrink rose to $44 billion in losses for retailers, according to a recent study from the National … [Read more...]

Early Back-to-School Findings: Families Plan to Spend More This Year


Washington—The Fourth of July marks the official beginning of summer for most school children these days. For parents it can … [Read more...]

Fourth of July Spending: A Harbinger of Sales to come?


Washington—Americans are ready to put on their red, white and blue to celebrate Independence Day with friends and family—and … [Read more...]