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November 28, 2023 |
A record 200.4 million consumers shopped over the five-day holiday weekend from Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday, surpassing last year’s record of 196.7 million, according to the annual survey released today by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics. The figures surpassed NRF’s initial expectations of 182 million shoppers by more than 18 million.
November 20, 2023 |
The latest survey from the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics shows the top items consumers are shopping for throughout the season, including the most popular toys.
November 16, 2023 |
An estimated 182 million people are planning to shop in-store and online from Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday this year, according to the annual survey released today by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics. This figure is 15.7 million more people than last year and is the highest estimate since NRF began tracking this data in 2017.
November 15, 2023 | Retail Sales, Annual Forecast, Forecasts, Economy
Retail sales kept up a long streak of year-over-year gains in October even though the rate of growth continued to slow, NRF Chief Economist Jack Kleinhenz said in response to the U.S. Census Bureau’s release of monthly retail sales data.
November 13, 2023 |
The National Retail Federation released its Principles for the Use of Artificial Intelligence in the Retail Sector to support the industry’s artificial intelligence (AI) governance and strategic planning. Developed through its Center for Digital Risk & Innovation, the principles encourage appropriate and effective governance of AI, promote consumer trust, and facilitate ongoing innovation and beneficial use of AI technologies.
November 13, 2023 | Retail Sales, Economy
New monthly "CNBC/NRF Retail Monitor," powered by Affinity Solutions, launches today, offering a more accurate, timely & in-depth look at U.S. retail sales
NRF and CNBC announced the launch of their new monthly “CNBC/NRF Retail Monitor,” powered by Affinity Solutions, and the release of October 2023 retail sales data. The CNBC/NRF Retail Monitor uses actual, real-time debit and credit card purchase data to provide more accurate and timely insights into retail sales activity across all U.S. sectors, categories and markets.
November 8, 2023 | Port Tracker, Supply Chain, Holiday Forecast, Winter Holidays, Holidays & Seasonal, Economy
With most imported holiday season merchandise already here, inbound cargo volume at the nation’s major container ports is expected to slow during the remainder of 2023, according to the Global Port Tracker report released by NRF and Hackett Associates.
November 8, 2023 | Economic Review, Holiday Forecast, Winter Holidays, Holidays & Seasonal, Forecasts, Retail Sales
Every retail holiday season since the pandemic has been unique, and that will be the case again this year, NRF Chief Economist Jack Kleinhenz said today.
November 8, 2023 |
The NRF Foundation today announced the five undergraduate finalists of the NRF Foundation Next Generation Scholarship presented by SAS — the organization’s premier scholarship competition. First created in 2014, the scholarship is for students of various and diverse academic backgrounds who have demonstrated leadership skills, previous retail experience and a passion for making an impact in the retail industry.
November 7, 2023 |
NRF Announces NBA Legend and Businessman Earvin “Magic” Johnson as a Keynote Speaker at Retail’s Big Show
Basketball legend and entrepreneur Earvin “Magic” Johnson will share insights on his storied NBA Hall of Fame career and his success in business, entrepreneurship and philanthropy at NRF 2024: Retail’s Big Show in January