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2017 Holiday Forecast

Holiday Forecast

Retail sales to increase between 3.6 and 4 percent.
Training and Credential Programs
Consumer Trends
Halloween Trends

What has changed since last year and how retailers can continue to build on shoppers’ excitement for everything from costumes to candy corn. 

Consumer Trends
How retailers can reach the youngest generation of consumers this holiday season.
Major retailers including Macy's and Target hire employees from RISE Up career fair.
Small Business
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Episode 24 of Retail Gets Real: Co-founder Joey Zwillinger discusses how the digital startup got its foot in the door of a long-established industry with direct-to-consumer marketing.

Consumer Trends
The Future Lab’s CEO on how companies can make themselves fit for the future.
The Walt Disney Company invests in people and technology to succeed in the digital economy.

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.