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March retail sales increased 5 percent over last year Market research Press releases 

March retail sales increased 5 percent over last year

WASHINGTON, April 16, 2018 – March retail sales increased 0.3 percent seasonally adjusted over February and 5 percent year-over-year as the economy continued to grow, the National Retail Federation said today. The numbers exclude automobiles, gasoline stations and restaurants. “This is a healthy spending report despite market volatility, unseasonable weather and uncertain economic policies,” NRF Chief Economist Jack Kleinhenz said.... Read More
February retail sales increase 4.4 percent over last year Market research Press releases 

February retail sales increase 4.4 percent over last year

WASHINGTON, March 14, 2018 – February retail sales increased 0.3 percent seasonally adjusted over January and 4.4 percent year-over-year as the economy continued to grow, the National Retail Federation said today. The numbers exclude automobiles, gasoline stations and restaurants. “Consumers are still in the driver’s seat,” NRF Chief Economist Jack Kleinhenz said. “Month-to-month comparisons don’t tell the whole story because... Read More
NRF/Forrester survey shows merging of physical and digital retail Market research Press releases 

NRF/Forrester survey shows merging of physical and digital retail

WASHINGTON, March 14, 2018 – Traditional and online retailing are increasingly intertwined as customers seamlessly shop across touchpoints and the industry uses both platforms to better serve them, according to the annual State of Retail Online study released today by the National Retail Federation and Forrester. “This report shows more than ever that retail is retail regardless of where a... Read More
Retail Jobs Increased by Over 46,000 in February Press releases 

Retail Jobs Increased by Over 46,000 in February

WASHINGTON, March 9, 2018 – Retail industry employment increased by 46,400 jobs in February over January, the National Retail Federation said today. The number excludes automobile dealers, gasoline stations and restaurants. Overall, the economy added 313,000 jobs, the Labor Department said. “This substantial gain in retail jobs is a significant positive sign regarding the health and viability of the industry,”... Read More
Consumers using tax refunds to pay down debt and save this year Market research News Press releases 

Consumers using tax refunds to pay down debt and save this year

WASHINGTON, February 28, 2018 – More Americans than ever plan to hold on to their tax refunds this year rather than spending the money they get from the IRS, according to the annual tax refund survey released today by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics. “Tax return season is a time when consumers plan and prioritize financially,... Read More
January Retail Sales Continue Strong After Holidays, Up 5.4 Percent Over Last Year Press releases 

January Retail Sales Continue Strong After Holidays, Up 5.4 Percent Over Last Year

WASHINGTON, February 14, 2018 – An improving economy kept January retail sales nearly as good as the holiday season’s strong showing – dropping only 0.26 percent seasonally adjusted from December – and fueled a healthy 5.4 percent increase year-over year, the National Retail Federation said today. The numbers exclude automobiles, gasoline stations and restaurants. “These numbers reinforce a positive start... Read More
Retail jobs increased by over 11,000 in January News Press releases 

Retail jobs increased by over 11,000 in January

WASHINGTON, February 2, 2018 – Retail industry employment increased by 11,100 jobs in January over December, the National Retail Federation said today. The number excludes automobile dealers, gasoline stations and restaurants. Overall, the economy added 200,000 jobs, the Labor Department said. “These numbers reflect the strong holiday season and how retailers matched consumer demand for consumption by hiring additional staff,”... Read More
Big Year for the Big Game: Consumers to Spend $15.3 Billion on 2018 Super Bowl Market research Press releases 

Big Year for the Big Game: Consumers to Spend $15.3 Billion on 2018 Super Bowl

WASHINGTON, January 25, 2018 – American adults are expected to spend an average $81.17 for a total of $15.3 billion as an estimated 188.5 million people watch the New England Patriots take on the Philadelphia Eagles in the Super Bowl next month, according to the annual survey released today by National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics. Projected viewership... Read More
Consumers want to find what they’re looking for, and say online shipping should be quick and free Market research News 

Consumers want to find what they’re looking for, and say online shipping should be quick and free

NEW YORK, January 16, 2018 – When consumers shop – in stores or online – they are usually looking for something specific and want to be able to find it easily. And when they shop online they expect to get their merchandise delivered quickly and for free. Those are among the findings released today in the latest issue of Consumer... Read More
Holiday retail sales increased 5.5 percent in 2017, exceeding NRF forecast and showing strongest gain since Great Recession Market research Press releases 

Holiday retail sales increased 5.5 percent in 2017, exceeding NRF forecast and showing strongest gain since Great Recession

WASHINGTON, January 12, 2018 – Holiday sales during November and December increased 5.5 percent over the same period in 2016 to $691.9 billion as growing wages, stronger employment and higher confidence led consumers to spend more than had been expected, the National Retail Federation said today. The number, which excludes restaurants, automobile dealers and gasoline stations, includes $138.4 billion in... Read More
NRF 2018: Retail’s Big Show Debuts New Events and Expanded Programming Events Press releases 

NRF 2018: Retail’s Big Show Debuts New Events and Expanded Programming

WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The National Retail Federation today announced new programming and event updates for its flagship annual conference, NRF 2018: Retail’s Big Show, which begins this weekend in New York City. The agenda includes 36 keynote speakers, eight feature-stage sessionsand more than 700 exhibitors at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. Thirty-six thousand attendees from 90 countries are expected for the... Read More
Retail Imports End 2017 with 7 percent growth as industry sales continue to increase Market research Press releases 

Retail Imports End 2017 with 7 percent growth as industry sales continue to increase

WASHINGTON, January 8, 2017 – Imports at the nation’s major retail container ports grew 7 percent during 2017 over 2016 as retail sales continued to increase  and the industry wrapped up the year with a strong holiday season, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates. “Retail had a strong... Read More
Following Job Gains in November, Retailers Scale Back in December News Press releases 

Following Job Gains in November, Retailers Scale Back in December

WASHINGTON, January 5, 2018 – Retail industry employment decreased by 20,200 jobs in December from November, the National Retail Federation said today. The number, which excludes automobile dealers, gasoline stations and restaurants, reverses the increase of 20,500 jobs seen in November over October, which the Labor Department revised upward from the original estimate of a 12,900-job gain, likely because of... Read More
Procrastination Nation: Holiday Shoppers Rushing to Meet Deadline News Press releases 

Procrastination Nation: Holiday Shoppers Rushing to Meet Deadline

126 million consumers plan to shop on Super Saturday WASHINGTON, December 20, 2017 – Just over half of U.S. adults surveyed expect to finish their holiday gift shopping by today, but others will still be buying gifts on Christmas Eve — and some will miss the deadline altogether. That’s according to the annual survey released today by the National Retail... Read More
November Retail Sales Up 6 Percent Over Last Year, Holiday Spending on Track to Meet NRF Forecast Press releases 

November Retail Sales Up 6 Percent Over Last Year, Holiday Spending on Track to Meet NRF Forecast

WASHINGTON, December 14, 2017 – Retail sales in November increased 0.9 percent over October on a seasonally adjusted basis and were up 6 percent year-over-year unadjusted, according to calculations released today by the National Retail Federation. Online and other non-store sales grew 10.5 percent year-over-year, reflecting the growth of online shopping. The numbers exclude automobiles, gasoline stations and restaurants. “This has... Read More
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