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September retail sales increased 3 percent over last year News Press releases 

September retail sales increased 3 percent over last year

WASHINGTON, October 15, 2018 – Retail sales in September increased 0.4 percent over August on a seasonally adjusted basis and were up 3 percent year-over-year unadjusted, according to calculations released today by the National Retail Federation. The numbers exclude automobiles, gasoline stations and restaurants. “Retail sales were somewhat softer than expected in September and some of the weakness can be attributed... Read More
NRF study says consumers shop at discount retailers regardless of age or income Market research Press releases 

NRF study says consumers shop at discount retailers regardless of age or income

WASHINGTON, October 11, 2018 – Almost all U.S. consumers are value-conscious shoppers who regularly visit discount retailers to find a bargain, according to the latest issue of the quarterly Consumer View report released today by the National Retail Federation. “Looking for the best price is a habit that cuts across almost every demographic,” NRF Vice President for Research Development and... Read More
September retail jobs increase more than 25,000 over 2017 News Press releases 

September retail jobs increase more than 25,000 over 2017

WASHINGTON, October 5, 2018 – Retail industry employment in September increased by 25,600 jobs unadjusted over the same time last year despite a seasonally adjusted drop of 23,600 jobs from August, the National Retail Federation said today. The numbers exclude automobile dealers, gasoline stations and restaurants. Overall, U.S. businesses added 134,000 jobs over August, the Labor Department said. “I think... Read More
NRF forecasts holiday sales will increase between 4.3 and 4.8 percent News Press releases 

NRF forecasts holiday sales will increase between 4.3 and 4.8 percent

WASHINGTON, October 3, 2018 – The National Retail Federation announced today that it expects holiday retail sales in November and December – excluding automobiles, gasoline, and restaurants – to increase between 4.3 and 4.8 percent over 2017 for a total of $717.45 billion to $720.89 billion. The forecast compares with an average annual increase of 3.9 percent over the past five years. “Our forecast reflects the... Read More
August retail sales increase 5 percent over last year Market research Press releases 

August retail sales increase 5 percent over last year

WASHINGTON, September 14, 2018 – August retail sales increased 0.1 percent seasonally adjusted over July and 5 percent year-over-year as the economy continued to grow despite concerns about the growing trade war, 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. “Retail... Read More
August retail jobs increase nearly 90,000 over 2017 News Press releases 

August retail jobs increase nearly 90,000 over 2017

WASHINGTON, September 7, 2018 – Retail industry employment in August increased by 89,100 jobs unadjusted over the same time last year despite a seasonally adjusted drop of 9,700 jobs from July, the National Retail Federation said today. The numbers exclude automobile dealers, gasoline stations and restaurants. Overall, U.S. businesses added 201,000 jobs over May, the Labor Department said. “The strong... Read More
July retail sales increase 4.9 percent over 2017 News Press releases 

July retail sales increase 4.9 percent over 2017

Results Support NRF Revised Forecast of 4.5 Percent for the Year WASHINGTON, August 15, 2018 – July retail sales were up 0.4 percent seasonally adjusted from June and increased 4.9 percent unadjusted year-over-year, giving the industry a solid kickoff for the third quarter as consumers continued to spend despite concerns about the growing trade war, the National Retail Federation said... Read More
NRF upgrades 2018 economic forecast but says tariffs remain a threat Press releases 

NRF upgrades 2018 economic forecast but says tariffs remain a threat

WASHINGTON, August 13, 2018 – The National Retail Federation today increased its retail sales forecast for 2018, saying sales are expected to grow more than previously predicted thanks to tax reform and other positive economic inputs but warning that tariffs threaten to dampen consumer confidence. NRF now expects 2018 retail sales to increase at a minimum of 4.5 percent over... Read More
June retail sales continue ‘steady run’ with 4.2 percent increase Market research Press releases 

June retail sales continue ‘steady run’ with 4.2 percent increase

WASHINGTON, July 16, 2018 – June retail sales were up 0.07 percent seasonally adjusted from May’s strong performance and increased 4.2 percent unadjusted year-over-year as economic growth continued despite the U.S. trade war with China and other countries, the National Retail Federation said today. The numbers exclude automobiles, gasoline stations and restaurants. “This is a healthy retail sales report and... Read More
June retail jobs increase more than 50,000 over 2017 but trade war could become a ‘turning point’ in confidence Press releases 

June retail jobs increase more than 50,000 over 2017 but trade war could become a ‘turning point’ in confidence

WASHINGTON, July 6, 2018 – Retail industry employment in June increased by 50,200 jobs unadjusted over the same time last year despite a seasonally adjusted drop from May of 25,800, the National Retail Federation said today. The numbers exclude automobile dealers, gasoline stations and restaurants. Overall, U.S. businesses added 213,000 jobs over May, the Labor Department said. “This is another... Read More
May retail sales increased 5.6 percent over last year Market research Press releases 

May retail sales increased 5.6 percent over last year

WASHINGTON, June 14, 2018 – May retail sales increased 0.7 percent seasonally adjusted over April and 5.6 percent unadjusted year-over-year as a growing economy prompted consumers to continue to spend, the National Retail Federation said today. The numbers exclude automobiles, gasoline stations and restaurants. “The economy is looking strong and households have a solid financial foundation on which to base... Read More
NRF: April retail sales increased 2.8 percent over last year Market research Press releases 

NRF: April retail sales increased 2.8 percent over last year

WASHINGTON, May 15, 2018 – April retail sales increased 0.4 percent seasonally adjusted over March and 2.8 percent year-over-year as consumers continued to spend, the National Retail Federation said today. The numbers exclude automobiles, gasoline stations and restaurants. “Retail sales growth remains solid and on track as households benefit from tax cuts even though they have faced unseasonable weather and... Read More
April retail jobs increase 3,700 from March and nearly 49,000 from 2017 Market research News Press releases 

April retail jobs increase 3,700 from March and nearly 49,000 from 2017

WASHINGTON, May 4, 2018 – With the economy boosted by tax reform and other factors, retail industry employment increased by 3,700 jobs seasonally adjusted in April over March and 48,900 jobs unadjusted year-over-year, the National Retail Federation said today. The numbers exclude automobile dealers, gasoline stations and restaurants. Overall, U.S. businesses added 164,000 jobs, the Labor Department said. “The jobs... Read More
NRF study finds Millennial parents shop differently than those from other generations Market research Press releases 

NRF study finds Millennial parents shop differently than those from other generations

WASHINGTON, April 30, 2018 – As millennials reach their late 20s and 30s, many are reaching their next step in life: parenthood. And findings from the spring edition of the National Retail Federation’s quarterly Consumer View report released today provide insight into how these new parents shop, spend and engage with brands differently than parents in other generations. “The millennial... Read More
Mother’s Day spending to reach $23.1 billion Market research Press releases 

Mother’s Day spending to reach $23.1 billion

Second-Highest in NRF Survey History WASHINGTON, April 24, 2018 – Mother’s Day spending is expected to total a near-record $23.1 billion this year, according to the annual survey released today by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics. A total 86 percent of Americans will celebrate Mother’s Day and spend an average of $180 per person. “This year’s... Read More
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