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

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Washington—Will the stronger sales most retailers experienced for holiday continue this year? With the U.S. economy gaining traction, The National Retail Federation today released its 2015 economic forecast today, projecting retail industry sales (which exclude automobiles, gas stations, and restaurants) will increase 4.1%*, up from the 3.5% growth seen in …

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NRF Predicts Back to School Sales Increases

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Washington—Parents will be doing more shopping for their children for back-to-school as they replenish outgrown shoes, shirts and even backpacks. The National Retail Federation’s 2010 Consumer Intentions and Actions Back to School survey, conducted by BIGresearch, found that the average American family will spend $606.40 on clothes, shoes, supplies and …