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December 1, 2020 | Consumer Trends, Holidays & Seasonal, Winter Holidays
An estimated 186.4 million consumers took advantage of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend and shopped in-store and online this year, according to the annual survey released today by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics.
November 23, 2020 | Winter Holidays, Holiday Forecast, Economy, Retail Sales
With retail sales rebounding strongly due to continued consumer resilience, the National Retail Federation today forecast that holiday sales during November and December will increase between 3.6 percent and 5.2 percent over 2019 to a total between $755.3 billion and $766.7 billion.
November 19, 2020 | Economy
A New York City gift shop owner testifying on behalf of NRF called on Congress to approve legislation that would help businesses obtain insurance coverage for future pandemics.
November 17, 2020 | Retail Sales, Economy, Winter Holidays
Retail sales grew for the sixth month in a row in October, with sales significantly better than the same time a year ago as the economy continued to recover and consumers began their holiday shopping early.
November 16, 2020 | Consumer Trends, Holidays & Seasonal, Winter Holidays
Over 40 percent of holiday shoppers say they started earlier than they normally do, according to the annual survey released today by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics.
November 12, 2020 |
NRF has hired veteran labor policy expert Edwin Egee as vice president for government relations and workforce development.
November 10, 2020 | Economy, Small Business
Today the National Retail Federation filed a request under the California Public Records Act to release information related to restrictions placed on shopping malls and other retailers in order to bring transparency to California’s decision-making process in their response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
November 9, 2020 | Port Tracker, Winter Holidays, Supply Chain, Trade, Economy
Imports likely saw their busiest “peak season” on record this summer and fall as retailers replenished inventories and stocked up for the holiday season, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report from NRF and Hackett Associates.
November 7, 2020 |
National Retail Federation President and CEO Matthew Shay congratulates President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and pledges to work with the administration and new Congress to mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic and propel the country’s economic recovery.
November 5, 2020 |
NRF welcomed a lawsuit filed by the Department of Justice seeking to stop Visa’s acquisition of Plaid Inc., agreeing with federal officials that the takeover would threaten competition in the payments market.