National Retail Federation (NRF)

Retailers in “Final Balancing Act” of Holiday Merchandise Supply, Demand


Washington—Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to be essentially unchanged from last year … [Read more...]

More Than 121 Million Holiday Shoppers Plan to Shop Online on Cyber Monday


Washington--Incredible online savings starting in early November have changed the way that consumers are shopping on Cyber Monday. … [Read more...]

Reports from the Shopping Cart: Retailers Speak Up about Black Weekend


Washington and New York—Mixed reports about Black Weekend shopping came in this morning as retailers, analysts and trade … [Read more...]

3 Things You Should Know About Data Security, Holiday Shopping


With the holiday retail season now in full swing, Mallory Duncan, senior vice president/general counsel at National Retail … [Read more...]

Early Promos, Great Deals Put Traditional Gift Card Buyers in Gift Wrapping Mode

Gift Cards

Washington—While gift cards remain the most requested holiday gift, they seem to have fallen off consumers’ shopping lists this … [Read more...]

Attorneys General Call for PIN Numbers on New Credit Cards


Washington—Nine attorneys general sent a letter to top credit card companies and banks on Monday calling for the use of personal … [Read more...]

Ports See “Dramatic Difference” From Last Year as Holiday Merchandise Arrives


Washington–What a difference a year makes. At this time last year when import cargo reached its holiday heights, concerns over a … [Read more...]

Retailers, Business Group to Hear from Presidential Candidates

Sen. Marco Rubio

Washington—While the rest of the country has to suffer watch the 2016 presidential candidates debate on TV, retailers, including … [Read more...]

Retailers in for a Very Digital Holiday Season, According to NRF Survey

"Optimize opportunities within social media in a way that will quantifiably impact sales during the holiday season."

Washington—It’s the most wonderful time of the year for millions of Americans and this year, holiday shoppers have already added … [Read more...]

EMV Credit Cards “Overwhelming” for Small Retailers


Washington–A gift shop owner told Congress today that making the change to chip-and-signature credit cards has been “overwhelming” … [Read more...]

Expert Opinion: How to Entice Holiday Shoppers This Year


Pamela N. Danziger is an internationally recognized expert specializing in consumer insights for marketers targeting the affluent … [Read more...]

Report: Retailers Well Stocked as Holidays Approach


Washington-–Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to increase 3.3% this month over the same … [Read more...]