|Americans Hoping to Cushion Their Rainy Day Funds with Tax Returns This Year|
Release Date: February 19, 2014
|Consumers Keep Budgets in Check this Valentine’s Day, According to NRF|
Release Date: February 04, 2014
According to the National Retail Federation’s 2014 Valentine’s Day spending survey conducted by Prosper Insights and Analytics, 54 percent of Americans will celebrate with their loved ones this year, compared to 60 percent in 2013.
|NRF Foundation Elects New Board Members to Help Shape Retail’s Future|
Release Date: January 13, 2014
The NRF Foundation announced today the addition of five new executives to its Board of Directors, including a co-founder at Gilt Groupe and president of Universal Partnerships and Licensing.
|JCPenney, Tractor Supply, Walmart CEOs Among Leaders to Join NRF Board of Directors|
Release Date: January 12, 2014
The National Retail Federation today announced the election of six new members to its Board of Directors as retailers from around the globe gathered in New York for Retail’s BIG Show. The new additions will each serve a three-year term.
|Costco Co-Founder Jim Sinegal to Accept NRF’s Gold Award at Retail’s BIG Show 2014|
Release Date: January 08, 2014
The National Retail Federation is pleased to announce that Jim Sinegal, Costco co-founder and board member, will receive the Gold Medal Award in 2014 during Retail’s BIG Show.
|NRF and University of Phoenix to Award 20 Retail Workers with Full-Tuition “Dream BIG” Scholarships |
Release Date: January 08, 2014
For a second year, the National Retail Federation and University of Phoenix are providing the opportunity to U.S. retail workers to make their career dreams a reality through the Dream BIG scholarship program.
|NRF Announces Finalists of 2014 Next Generation Scholarship|
Release Date: December 20, 2013
|Eight in 10 Retailers to End Standard Shipping Deadlines Before December 20, According to Shop.org|
Release Date: December 18, 2013
According to Shop.org’s eHoliday survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, 84.2 percent of retailers say their standard shipping deadline for guaranteed Christmas delivery will expire prior to Friday, December 20.
|NRF CEO: “The Real Winners This Thanksgiving Weekend are Consumers” |
Release Date: November 29, 2013
Even the post-turkey coma couldn’t keep a good shopper down last night as millions of people across the country lined the sidewalks late Thursday night and by midnight on Black Friday to stock up on discounted toys, laptops, tablets, apparel, and more.
|Hot Holiday Deals Will Drive 140 Million Shoppers Online, to Stores Thanksgiving Weekend|
Release Date: November 15, 2013
For the first time since 2002, Thanksgiving falls as late as the calendar possibly allows it to, but eager holiday shoppers are already mapping their shopping strategies for the big weekend. According to a preliminary Thanksgiving weekend shopping survey, up to 140 million people plan to or will shop over the weekend (Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday), a slight decrease from the 147 million who planned to do so last year.* For the first time, NRF asked if people plan to shop on Thanksgiving Day: of those who plan to shop that weekend, nearly one-quarter (23.5%) plan to on Thanksgiving Day, or 33 million shoppers.
|Americans Making Progress with Gift Lists, According to NRF |
Release Date: November 12, 2013
Early October holiday promotions struck a chord with millions of Americans as 53.8 percent of shoppers say they have already started holiday shopping, according to the National Retail Federation’s holiday consumer spending survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics. Specifically, just 46.2 percent say they have yet to start, the smallest percent in the survey’s history.
|Retailers Add 15,200 Jobs in September |
Release Date: October 22, 2013
|Cautious Consumers Trim Holiday Gift Giving Budgets (Even for Themselves), According to NRF Survey|
Release Date: October 16, 2013
According to NRF's holiday consumer spending survey conducted by Prosper Insights, the average holiday shopper will spend $737.95 on gifts, decor, greeting cards and more, two percent less than the $752.24 they actually spent last year.
|NRF Calls for Immediate End to Government Shutdown|
Release Date: October 09, 2013
In a letter to congressional leaders, the National Retail Federation today called upon both Congress and the Administration to end the budget impasse and urged both political parties to immediately pass a funding bill so that federal employees and contractors can get back to work.
|National Retail Federation to Host First-Ever Virtual Career Fair for Students, Young Professionals on Oct. 16|
Release Date: October 09, 2013
The National Retail Federation announced today it will host its first-ever Virtual Career Fair, designed to connect students and young professionals seeking entry-level careers and internships with leading retailers.
|Traditional Costumes Favorites for Adults, Children This Halloween, According to NRF|
Release Date: October 07, 2013
This Halloween there will be plenty of pumpkins, princesses, zombies and witches around town. According to the National Retail Federation’s 2013 Top Costumes Survey, adults and children will look to traditional favorites for their costumes this year.
|NRF Forecasts Marginal Sales Gains This Holiday Season|
Release Date: October 03, 2013
NRF expects sales in the months of November and December to marginally increase 3.9 percent to $602.1 billion, over 2012's actual 3.5 percent holiday season sales growth. The forecast is higher than the 10-year average holiday sales growth of 3.3 percent.
|Shop.org/comScore Report Finds Consumers Increasingly Turning to Their Smartphones, Tablets for Specific Retail Activities|
Release Date: October 01, 2013
When it comes to consumers’ love of all things digital, using tablets and smartphones to interact with retailers is high on their list. According to a report produced in partnership with comScore and The Partnering Group and released today at Shop.org's Annual Summit, in June 2013, more than half (55%) of all retail related Internet time originated on smartphones and tablet devices combined, compared with just 45 percent originating from desktop devices.
|Sephora, Poppin, One Kings Lane Among Most Admired Online Retailers, According to STORES Magazine|
Release Date: September 03, 2013
Industry insiders have spoken: Amazon.com, Modcloth.com, OneKingsLane.com, Poppin.com and Sephora.com are the most admired e-commerce retailers.
|Early Promotions Resonate with Back-to-School Shoppers, According to NRF |
Release Date: August 20, 2013
Back-to-school shopping began earlier than ever this year, and according to NRF's 2013 Back-to-School and Back-to-College Surveys conducted by Prosper Insights and Analytics, the average family with school-age children in grades K-12 has already completed more than half (52.1%) of its shopping, up from 40.1 percent the same time last year and the highest percent in the survey’s history.