Pam Goodfellow


Survey: Gift Givers Plan to Splurge on Friends, Family for Holiday

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Washington—American consumers are likely to throw their cautiousness to the wind this holiday season, upping the amount they plan … [Read more...]

NRF: Record Number of Americans to Buy Halloween Costumes

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Washington–More costumes than ever will be flying off the shelves as Americans gear up to celebrate the spookiest holiday of the … [Read more...]

NRF Survey: Coupon Usage Grows Among Back-to-School, College Shoppers

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Washington–Recognizing that a number of the best deals of the summer are still to come, some families have only scratched the … [Read more...]

NRF: Families to Increase Spending on Back to School This Year

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Washington—Driven by increased demand for electronic items and parents’ need to restock their children’s wardrobes and school … [Read more...]

Though Cautious, Families Plan to Shower Mom with Mother’s Day Gifts

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Washington—Americans appear to want to splurge again on mom for Mother’s Day, May 11, but as has been the case with other holidays … [Read more...]

Report: Fewer Americans Plan to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

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Washington—Probably due to the status of the bank accounts rather than their romances, fewer U.S. shoppers say they will … [Read more...]

As Super Saturday Approaches, Nearly Half Still to Complete Holiday Shopping

Super Saturday

Washington–Super Saturday, Dec. 21, could be one of the most super for retailers. Already forecast as having the potential to out … [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...]

NRF: Apparel, Accessories Top Holiday Shopping Lists

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

NRF Survey: Congressional Gridlock to Stymie Holiday Shoppers?

Debit Ceiling Crisis

Washington–It appears that the proposed bipartisan settlement the U.S. Congress is considering today to avoid default will be … [Read more...]

The 2013 List of Most Admired Online Retailers, Consumers’ Favorites

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Washington–These days there seem to be more e-commerce sites than there are stars in the heavens. But which online retailers are … [Read more...]

NRF: Early Promotions Resonate with Back-to-School Shoppers

Back to School Shopping

Washington–As many retailers report their second quarter earnings this week, they often give status updates on their third … [Read more...]