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Retail sales and consumer spending

Annual Forecast

Retail sales expected to grow 3.1 percent in 2016.
Super Bowl Ad

Members of NRF's CMO Council select the campaigns that stole the show during Super Bowl 50.

Forget the moon — Lowe’s is landing among the stars.
The direct effects and the exposure of the U.S. economy to China are rather limited.
Public Policy
patent lawsuit

Data shows patent trolls didn’t let up in 2015 — they got worse.

Press Release

Dinner and a Movie, Flowers and Jewelry Bring Valentine’s Day Spending to Record High

Total spending for Valentine's Day expected to reach $19.7 billion.
Retailers need to help shoppers slow their pace and breathe.
Consumer Trends
Marian Salzman, CEO of Havas PR North America, outlines what to watch this year.
On a year-over-year basis, retail employment gained 201,000 jobs.
Retail Trends
#STOREStrends is a monthly roundup of fresh retail ideas from STORES Magazine.

Monthly Economic Review: January 2016

Volatility, unevenness in economy to fade through 2016.

Press Release

Retail Imports to Grow 4.5 Percent in First Half of 2016

Retailers are stocking up for the spring and summer.
Consumer Trends
Consumer untouchables

Consumers say they can cut back on most purchases: What won’t they give up?

Retail Trends
TOBE’s Leslie Ghize predicts themes to look for as retail evolves.
Retail Trends

Recaps of selected sessions from the hundreds available at Retail's BIG Show 2016.

Small Business
Experts share technology and team-building priorities for business owners.
Holiday sales in 2015 increased to $626.1 billion. Non-store sales grew 9 percent.
SORO 2016

Members Only: Additional SORO 2016 Benchmarks

Segmented data from's State of Retailing Online 2016 study.