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2017 Holiday Forecast

Holiday Forecast

Retail sales to increase between 3.6 and 4 percent.
Training and Credential Programs
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Kobe Bryant and actor/producer Omar Miller share the importance of storytelling at

An analysis of retail sales associate job postings from 2007 compared with 2017.
Consumer Trends
What has changed since last year and how retailers can build on shoppers’ excitement.
Small Business
Dolls Kill Halloween Costumes

Episode 25 of Retail Gets Real: Dolls Kill CEO Bobby Farahi shares strategies that helped the local brand go global. 

Major retailers including Macy's and Target hire employees from RISE Up career fair.
Consumer Trends
How retailers can reach the youngest generation of consumers this holiday season.

Monthly Economic Review: September 2017

Hurricanes strike the economy but bounceback is expected.
Retail Trends

2017 Retail Holiday Planning Playbook

Survey data and retailer insights to inspire company-wide conversations about holiday planning.
Consumer Trends
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Consumer View Fall 2017

Consumers’ choices in terms of where, how and why they buy are redefining retail and creating a new playbook for the industry. NRF's Consumer View is a quarterly look at what shapes retail.