|Executives from Meijer, Kenneth Cole, Crocs Join RAMA Board of Directors|
Release Date: October 26, 2012
The Retail Advertising and Marketing Association (RAMA), a division of The National Retail Federation, announced today Kevin Brown, group vice president, and chief marketing officer at Meijer Inc. will serve as the Chairman of its Board of Directors. . In addition to electing a new Chairman, RAMA also welcomes five new members to its Board of Directors.
|NRF to Welcome Walmart President and CEO Bill Simon as Keynote at Retail’s BIG Show 2013|
Release Date: October 25, 2012
The National Retail Federation announced today that Bill Simon, president and chief executive officer of Walmart U.S. will keynote Retail’s BIG Show, January 13-16, 2013 at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City.
|The NRF Foundation and 25 Universities Partner to Promote Retail Careers to Students|
Release Date: October 25, 2012
More than two dozen colleges and universities have joined the NRF Foundation as partners through a program that provides educators and students exclusive access to retail industry research, educational events and other industry networking opportunities.
|Shoppers to Remain Conservative With Holiday Gift Budgets This Year, According to NRF|
Release Date: October 17, 2012
Consumers are prepared for a holly, jolly holiday season, though it’s evident most will take a conservative approach with their gift-giving budgets. According to NRF’s holiday consumer spending survey conducted by BIGinsight, the average holiday shopper will spend $749.51 on gifts, décor, greeting cards and more, up slightly from the $740.57 they actually spent last year.
|NRF, Shop.org Expect Solid Growth This Holiday Season |
Release Date: October 02, 2012
Tempered by political and fiscal uncertainties but supported by signs of improvement in consumer confidence, holiday sales this year will increase 4.1 percent to $586.1 billion. NRF’s 2012 holiday forecast is higher than the 10-year average holiday sales increase of 3.5 percent. Actual holiday sales in 2011 grew 5.6 percent.
|Pumpkin, Princess, Witch and Vampire Costumes Top Consumers’ Halloween Favorites, According to NRF|
Release Date: September 26, 2012
This Halloween, trick-or-treaters, party-goers and pampered pets will be dressing up in traditional spooky style with pumpkin, princess, witch and vampire costumes taking the top spots in NRF’s 2012 Top Costumes survey conducted by BIGinsight.
|There’s No Spooking Spending as Seven in 10 Americans Plan to Celebrate Halloween This Year|
Release Date: September 25, 2012
A record 170 million people plan to celebrate Halloween this year, according to NRF’s 2012 Halloween consumer spending survey conducted by BIGinsight. Seven in 10 Americans (71.5%) will get into the haunting Halloween mood, up from 68.6 percent last year and the most in NRF’s 10-year survey history. Consumers are expecting to spend more too; the average person will spend $79.82 on decorations, costumes and candy, up from $72.31 last year, with total Halloween spending expected to reach $8.0 billion.*
|Retailers’ Mobile Financial Investments Remain Conservative According to Shop.org/Forrester Research Survey|
Release Date: September 11, 2012
|School, College Shoppers’ Lists Still Long, According to NRF|
Release Date: August 16, 2012
|Retailers, Industry Experts, and NRF Partner to Launch Integrated Mobile Initiative|
Release Date: August 09, 2012
The National Retail Federation, in partnership with its member companies, today announced the launch of the Integrated Mobile Initiative (IMI), a first-of-its-kind, initiative that will serve as the single source for information about the challenges and opportunities that exist within mobile retailing.
|Sprouts Farmers Market, Lululemon, Under Armour Among Fastest-Growing Retailers in U.S., According to STORES Magazine|
Release Date: August 01, 2012
|Back-to-School Spending Grows as Parents Restock, Replenish Children’s Needs|
Release Date: July 19, 2012
NRF/BIGinsight survey finds consumers will spend more on school and college as consumers replenish children's needs and more children enter school.
|Retail Theft Decreased in 2011, According to Preliminary National Retail Security Survey Findings|
Release Date: June 21, 2012
|NRF Honors Law Enforcement, Loss Prevention Professionals During 2012 LP Conference and EXPO|
Release Date: June 21, 2012
| NRF and NCCR Join Legal Brief Against Micro-Unions|
Release Date: June 15, 2012
The National Retail Federation and its National Council of Chain Restaurants division joined a broad coalition of business organizations today to file an amicus brief before the National Labor Relations Board opposing efforts to form a micro-union at NRF member Neiman Marcus Group Inc.’s landmark Bergdorf Goodman store in New York.
|Dads Finally Getting Their Due This Father’s Day, According to NRF Survey|
Release Date: June 06, 2012
the average person will shell out $117.14 on dad’s gifts this year, up 10 percent from $106.49 last year and closing the gap between its biggest competitor: Mother’s Day (consumers planned to spend an average of $152 on the holiday).
|NRF Report Finds No Retailer Immune to Organized Retail Crime|
Release Date: June 05, 2012
Growing in severity, number and type, retailers are reporting organized retail crime (ORC) has become more troublesome than ever before. Of the 125 retail companies surveyed for NRF’s eighth annual Organized Retail Crime Survey, a record-setting (96.0%) say their company has been the victim of organized retail crime in the past year,
|Survey Finds Consumers Using Pinterest to Engage With Retailers More Than Facebook, Twitter |
Release Date: May 31, 2012
According to the 2012 Social and Mobile Commerce Study, a joint research project by Shop.org, comScore and The Partnering Group, the visually-appealing social media site Pinterest has become a big player in an even bigger arena, with online U.S. consumers reporting that they already follow an average of 9.3 retail companies on the site, compared to the average 6.9 retailers they follow on Facebook and the 8.5 retailers they track via Twitter.
|Toys“R”Us, Inc. Chairman and CEO, President of Nordstrom Direct to Keynote Shop.org Annual Summit |
Release Date: May 29, 2012
Shop.org will welcome two of the industry’s most influential and prominent executives to its Annual Summit this September in Denver. Jerry Storch, chairman and CEO, Toys“R”Us, Inc., and Jamie Nordstrom, president of Nordstrom Direct will both keynote at the event,
|Retailers Leveraging Tablets to Elevate Brand, Boost Sales|
Release Date: May 23, 2012