Holiday forecast 2018
Thanks to a healthy economy and strong consumer confidence, NRF expects holiday retail sales in November and December to increase between 4.3 and 4.8 percent over 2017 for a total of $717.45 billion to $720.89 billion.
'Impressive' June retail sales beat records, show 'consumer remains engaged'
Retail sales were up 0.6 percent in June from May and up 2.3 percent year-over-year.
Retailers still stocking up ahead of possible tariffs
Retail imports will remain high this summer, but will grow less than last year's rush to beat tariffs.