Is your store serving the growing trend for Halloween fun?
“Retail sales are growing stronger than expected this year thanks to tax cuts and job creation, but tariffs are the wild card that threaten to throw away a significant portion of those benefits.”
“Consumer spending is the backbone of the current economic expansion but the fly in the ointment is uncertainty regarding tariffs.”
“Irregular weather patterns put some noise into the data…but overall trends show the underlying strength of the economy.”
34% to give jewelry as a gift
25 major retailers pen letter to Trump on tariffs.
Imports at the nation’s major retail container ports are expected to grow a healthy 4.9% during the first half of 2018 compared with the same period a year earlier, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates. “We’re forecasting significant sales …
Is your store ready for increased jewelry and apparel Valentine’s Day shoppers? Tip: Candy purchases expected to rise too so stock up on Godiva!
Ever abandon an online shopping cart once you discover the shipping isn’t free? You’re not alone. In fact, 68% of online shoppers expect free shipping even on purchases of less than $50, with almost half saying they typically back out if shipping isn’t free. Those are among new findings …
Holiday sales during November and December increased to a higher-than-expected 5.5% ($691.9 billion) boosted by wage growth, stronger employment and higher confidence, said the NRF. Accessories increased but not to those highs.
The National Retail Federation has led the retail industry’s fight for tax reform for years, calling on Congress to eliminate tax breaks that benefit only some industries and to use the revenue saved to lower rates for all companies, including small businesses. Today they got their wish. Following the House and …
Here’s some welcome good news: Retail sales in October increased 0.1% over September on a seasonally adjusted basis and were up 4.3% year-over-year unadjusted, according to calculations released today by the National Retail Federation.
The usually bleak retail headlines seemed to take a turn this holiday season, reporting months of record-setting volume as retailers stocked up for what is projected to be a busy holiday season.
Yesterday, the National Retail Federation filed a brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to take up a South Dakota case on whether online sellers can be required to collect sales tax the same as local stores, saying the court’s landmark 1992 ruling on the issue is out of date and that collection is no longer the burden it might once have been.
The National Retail Federation urged the House to approve the fiscal year 2018 budget resolution that is scheduled for a vote today, a move that would allow Congress to begin work on the nation’s first comprehensive tax reform in three decades.
The National Retail Federation today told Congress that lawmakers need to lower the nation’s corporate tax rate in order to remain competitive in the global economy and to keep high taxes from hampering job creation.
For each company closing a store, 2.7 companies are opening stores.
Tomorrow, tune into HSN between 7 and 9 p.m. to watch a team of college students’ dream come true. The group from University of North Texas won the NRF Foundation Student Challenge competition last year, earning the right to sell their winning product, a custom women’s handbag, on the network. …
Today, the National Retail Federation announced that Macy’s Executive Chairman Terry Lundgren has been elected chairman of the NRF Board of Directors. Lundgren replaces former HSNi CEO Mindy Grossman, who resigned from her post after leaving retail to head Weight Watchers. In addition to Lundgren’s appointment, four new members have been …
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