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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 surface of their back-to-school shopping lists as of mid-August. According to NRF’s latest Back-to-School/College Surveys, the average family with children in grades K-12 completed just half (49.9%) of their …

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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 supplies from last year, families this summer will spend slightly more on back-to-school items than last year. According to NRF’s 2014 Back-to-School Survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, the average family with …

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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 celebrate—and spend—for Valentine’s Day this year. The findings are part of the National Retail Federation’s 2014 Valentine’s Day spending study conducted by Prosper Insights and Analytics. About 20% to Buy Jewelry …

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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 still turned out to take advantage of early holiday promotions in October. According to National Retail Federation (NRF)’s holiday consumer spending survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, 53.8% of shoppers already have started …

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NRF Survey: Congressional Gridlock to Stymie Holiday Shoppers?

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Washington–It appears that the proposed bipartisan settlement the U.S. Congress is considering today to avoid default will be welcome relief to the nation’s retailers—not to mention U.S. citizens, stock markets, and other nations of the world. In its annual holiday consumer spending survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, the …

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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 the best and the brightest in the Internet universe? Polling the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Shop.org members, Stores Media asked survey participants to name “the e-commerce retailer they …