National Retail Federation (NRF)


Week in Review: News Not to Miss

In an effort to improve its financial situation, Sears Holdings announced it plans to spin off its Land's End business.

New York—While it may be Friday the 13th—a traditionally an unlucky day—most U.S. retailers are probably rejoicing and racking up … [Read more...]

Commerce Dept: November Sales Rise the Most Since June

Holiday Shoppers

Washington—As retailers face their shortest holiday selling season in recent memory from Thanksgiving to Christmas, the U.S. … [Read more...]

Retail Imports Expected to be Up 1.8% for December

Imports

Washington—While it doesn’t account for actual sales at retail, import volume at the country’s major retail container ports is … [Read more...]

Report: Holiday Return Fraud Could Cost Retailers $3.4 Billion

Return Fraud

Washington–As one of the most serious, but often most misunderstood, retail loss prevention issues, return fraud costs retailers … [Read more...]

Cyber Monday: Biggest Online Shopping Day in History?

Cyber Monday

Armonk, NY—Even when talking about a retail business where records are broken almost daily, preliminary Cyber Monday, Dec. 2, … [Read more...]

Post Black Friday: Shopping Continues to Rise on Cyber Monday

Cyber Monday

Washington–Some 141 million Americans evidently shopping for deals over Thanksgiving/Black Friday weekend, but one of the biggest … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving: Fading to Black (Friday)?

Campaign to put the "thanks" back in Thanksgiving

New York—While most Americans are lining up recipes for Thanksgiving dinner, most of the nation’s leading retailers are preparing … [Read more...]

Commerce Dept: October Retail Sales Make Solid Gain

familyshopping

Washington—While the 16-day government shutdown and Congressional budget battle may have dampened consumer confidence last month, … [Read more...]

Week in Review: Must-Know Online News

Burberry's Chicago Exclusives Collection

New York—Black Friday is only two weeks away, one of the most crucial and biggest sales day of the year for retailers. (Though … [Read more...]

Gift Card Spending Reaches All-Time High

Gift card

Washington–Whether it’s convenience or providing a holiday gift recipient with the means to choose their own present, gift cards … [Read more...]

Retail Imports Grew in October Despite Government Shutdown

container ship and loading crane in port

Washington–Import volume at the nation’s major retail container ports grew 6.5% in October over the same month last year despite … [Read more...]

NRF: Apparel, Accessories Top Holiday Shopping Lists

Jewelry image from Charming Charlie's holiday campaign

Washington–There may have been blaring headlines about the government budgets, potential defaults and gridlock, but consumers … [Read more...]