Pam Goodfellow

Valentine’s Day Survey: More Shoppers Plan to Buy Jewelry This Year

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Washington—Not only as U.S. consumers planning to spend more on their Valentine’s Day gifts this year, jewelry, which normally … [Read more...]

Survey: Average Super Bowl Fan to Spend 14% More for Patriots/Seahawks Match-Up


Washington—While “Deflategate”—allegations that the New England Patriots used deflated footballs during last weekend’s AFC … [Read more...]

Early Holiday Promotions Help Put Shoppers Ahead on Their Lists

Holiday Sales

Washington–For millions of Americans the rush to find the perfect gift started early this year, and according to the National … [Read more...]

More than 126 Million Cyber Monday Shoppers Online Today

Cyber Monday

Washington– Getting an even better deal—and deeper discounts—may be the leading reason online holiday shoppers this year may wait … [Read more...]

Black Friday Sales Drop as Shopping Trend Shift: NRF


Washington—Early holiday promotions even before Thanksgiving, the continued growth of online shopping, and an improving economy … [Read more...]

NRF: Holiday Bargain Hunters Hold Out for Deals

Holiday Sales

Washington--Procrastinators and bargain hunters alike are taking their time getting started with their holiday shopping bonanza, … [Read more...]

Week in Review: News Stories That Could Spook You

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New York—Today may be Halloween (happy, happy) but for the nation’s retailers this frolicking holiday means only one thing: the … [Read more...]

Holiday: Retailers Preparing for Online Surge, Re-Focused Shipping Dates


Washington—Hoping to avoid a debacle like last year, when last minute online shoppers paid for next day deliveries that didn’t … [Read more...]

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


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

teens back to school shopping

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...]