National Retail Federation (NRF)

West Coast Port Fiasco Over? Not So Fast…


Contract negotiations between West Coast dockworkers and port management are finally over. But that doesn't mean congestion that … [Read more...]

Consumers on the Hunt for Candy, New Apparel This Easter: NRF Survey

Easter look at Cato

Washington–With three straight months of declines in U.S. retail sales blamed on the weather, economists are hoping that Easter, … [Read more...]

Item of the Day: Good Luck Sock


In only a handful of days, we’ll all be looking for the Luck of the Irish. As St. Patrick’s Day continues to take on a role of an … [Read more...]

Once Again, Frigid Weather Freezes February Sales

Store closing sale at Target

Washington—For the third straight month, February retail sales declined. According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, retail … [Read more...]

Trade Associations: Congress Must Resolve Online Sales Tax Disparity


Washington--The National Retail Federation issued the following statement today from Senior Vice President for Government … [Read more...]

Imports Still Rising Even as West Coast Ports Work on Backlog


Washington– Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to rise an unusually high 16.9% this … [Read more...]

Retailers Add 24,000 Jobs in February, 218,000 in Past Year

retail jobs

Washington--Despite unusual winter weather throughout the country that often hampered sales, retail industry employment in … [Read more...]

Consumers Ready to Let Go of Winter With St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations

A traditional lace macrame bracelet embellished with a lucky four-leaf clover. Retail: $16

Washington—By this time in the winter season, just about everyone is anticipating the first day of Spring. Helping to grow that … [Read more...]

Retailers Welcome West Coast Port Contract Agreement—Finally!


Los Angeles—The 29 West Coast Ports, which account for most of the incoming Asian container imports, were back to a semblance of … [Read more...]

Americans Planning to Save—Not Splurge with Tax Refunds This Year: Survey


Washington--Playing it safe and planning ahead, Americans plan to stash their tax refunds into savings this year. According to the … [Read more...]

Data Security, Omnichannel Initiatives Top Retail CIOs’ Priority Lists


Washington—With recent high-profile data breaches and the growing need to deliver a unified and differentiated customer … [Read more...]

Healthy Growth in 2015: NRF Forecasts Retail Sales to Increase 4.1% Over Last Year

Retail Sales

Washington—Will the stronger sales most retailers experienced for holiday continue this year? With the U.S. economy gaining … [Read more...]