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Holiday shoppers plan to spend 4 percent more this year  Market research News Press releases 

Holiday shoppers plan to spend 4 percent more this year 

WASHINGTON, October 24, 2019 – Consumers say they will spend an average of $1,047.83 this holiday season, up 4 percent from the $1,007.24 they said they would spend last year, according to the annual survey released today by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics. Shoppers between the ages of 35 and 44 plan to spend the most... Read More
September retail sales grew 4.5 percent over last year Marketing Press releases 

September retail sales grew 4.5 percent over last year

WASHINGTON, October 16, 2019 – Retail sales in September were down 0.1 percent seasonally adjusted from August but up 4.5 percent unadjusted year-over-year, the National Retail Federation said today. The numbers exclude automobile dealers, gasoline stations and restaurants. “The pullback in September compared with August is possibly a reaction to increased fears over U.S.-China tensions,” NRF Chief Economist Jack Kleinhenz... Read More
NRF forecasts holiday sales will grow between 3.8 and 4.2 percent   Market research News Press releases 

NRF forecasts holiday sales will grow between 3.8 and 4.2 percent  

WASHINGTON, October 3, 2019 – The National Retail Federation today said it expects holiday retail sales during November and December to increase between 3.8 percent and 4.2 percent over 2018 to a total of between $727.9 billion and $730.7 billion. The numbers, which exclude automobile dealers, gasoline stations and restaurants, compare with an average holiday sales increase of 3.7 percent... Read More
Gen Z: The Next Generation of Retail Influencers and Spenders Market research News Press releases 

Gen Z: The Next Generation of Retail Influencers and Spenders

WASHINGTON, October 2, 2019 – Members of Generation Z influence a significant amount of household purchases and enjoy spending their own money, according to the latest issue of the Consumer View report released today by the National Retail Federation. “We’re seeing a shift in the way families shop where children are much more involved with purchasing decisions,” NRF Vice President... Read More
NRF: August retail sales grew 4.6 percent over last year but new tariffs present ‘downside risks’ News Press releases 

NRF: August retail sales grew 4.6 percent over last year but new tariffs present ‘downside risks’

WASHINGTON, September 13, 2019 – Retail sales were up 0.4 percent in August seasonally adjusted from July and up 4.6 percent unadjusted year-over-year, the National Retail Federation said today. The numbers exclude automobile dealers, gasoline stations and restaurants. “While consumer attitudes about the economy indicate some retreating optimism, the bottom line is that consumer spending remained resilient in August and... Read More
Retail imports surging again ahead of more tariffs   News Press releases 

Retail imports surging again ahead of more tariffs  

WASHINGTON, September 10, 2019 – Imports at the nation’s major retail container ports reached unusually high numbers just before new tariffs on goods from China took effect September 1 and are expected to surge again before another round of tariffs takes effect in December, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and... Read More
NRF: July retail sales show strong gains but cautions future growth Market research News Press releases 

NRF: July retail sales show strong gains but cautions future growth

WASHINGTON, August 15, 2019 – Retail sales were up 0.9 percent in July seasonally adjusted from June and up 5.6 percent unadjusted year-over-year, the National Retail Federation said today. The numbers exclude automobile dealers, gasoline stations and restaurants. “July’s strong results are consistent with a confident consumer,” NRF Chief Economist Jack Kleinhenz said. “Households are in good shape with spending... Read More
NRF: ‘Impressive’ June Retail Sales Beat Forecasts, Show Consumer Remains Engaged Market research Press releases 

NRF: ‘Impressive’ June Retail Sales Beat Forecasts, Show Consumer Remains Engaged

WASHINGTON, July 16, 2019 – Retail sales were up 0.6 percent in June seasonally adjusted from May and up 2.3 percent unadjusted year-over-year, the National Retail Federation said today. The numbers exclude automobile dealers, gasoline stations and restaurants. “These are impressive results showing that the consumer remains engaged and that consumer spending gave a boost to the economy in the... Read More
NRF: Record spending expected for school and college supplies  Market research Press releases 

NRF: Record spending expected for school and college supplies 

WASHINGTON, July 15, 2019 – As students gear up to go back to school and college, families plan to spend more than ever on supplies ranging from pencils and backpacks to computers and dorm refrigerators, according to the annual survey released today by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights and Analytics. “Consumers are in a strong position given the... Read More
NRF: Technology is dramatically improving consumers’ shopping experience Market research 

NRF: Technology is dramatically improving consumers’ shopping experience

WASHINGTON, June 26, 2019 – Consumers are embracing the use of retail technology to improve their shopping experience, according to the latest issue of the Consumer View report released today by the National Retail Federation. “Technology has become part of our everyday lives, and consumers are open to adopting technologies that make shopping easier,” NRF Vice President for Research Development... Read More
NRF: May’s Retail Sales Show Consumer Resilience and Confidence in the Economy Market research Press releases 

NRF: May’s Retail Sales Show Consumer Resilience and Confidence in the Economy

WASHINGTON, June 14, 2019 – Retail sales rose 0.5 percent in May seasonally adjusted from April and up 3.2 percent unadjusted year-over-year, the National Retail Federation said today. The numbers exclude automobile dealers, gasoline stations and restaurants. “Today’s retail numbers, and upward revisions to prior months, reinforce the ongoing strength of the consumer and are consistent with a pick up... Read More
Father’s Day spending expected to reach all-time high of $16 billion Market research Press releases 

Father’s Day spending expected to reach all-time high of $16 billion

WASHINGTON, May 30, 2019 – Americans are expected to spend more than ever on gifts for Father’s Day this year, according to the National Retail Federation’s annual survey conducted by Prosper Insight & Analytics. Total spending for the holiday is estimated to reach $16 billion, up from last year’s $15.3 billion. “Fathers, husbands and sons can expect to feel the... Read More
Slower tax refunds and weather affect April retail sales but fundamentals ‘remain positive’ News Press releases 

Slower tax refunds and weather affect April retail sales but fundamentals ‘remain positive’

WASHINGTON, May 15, 2019 – Retail sales were down 0.2 percent in April seasonally adjusted from March but up 5.2 percent unadjusted year-over-year, the National Retail Federation said today. The numbers exclude automobile dealers, gasoline stations and restaurants. “Slower tax refunds and weather may have been key factors impacting April’s numbers, but the fundamentals remain positive, particularly in long-term comparisons,”... Read More
Mother’s Day expected to deliver highest consumer spending to date Market research Press releases 

Mother’s Day expected to deliver highest consumer spending to date

WASHINGTON, April 24, 2019 – Mother’s Day spending is expected to total a record $25 billion this year, up from $23.1 billion in 2018, according to the annual survey released today by the National Retail Federation. A total 84 percent of U.S. adults are expected to celebrate in honor of their mothers and other women in their lives. “Mother’s Day... Read More
March retail sales gains are ‘very encouraging’ and ‘set the stage’ for further improvements this year News Press releases 

March retail sales gains are ‘very encouraging’ and ‘set the stage’ for further improvements this year

WASHINGTON, April 18, 2019 – Retail sales were up 1 percent in March seasonally adjusted from February and up 0.8 percent unadjusted year-over-year, the National Retail Federation said today. The numbers exclude automobile dealers, gasoline stations and restaurants. “March’s numbers are very encouraging and set the stage for improved expectations for the economy in the coming months, especially since the... Read More
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