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October 24, 2018 | Winter Holidays
Consumers will spend in three main categories during the holidays — gifts, at $637.67; non-gift holiday items such as food, decorations, flowers and greeting cards, at $215.04; and other non-gift purchases that take advantage of the deals and promotions throughout the season, at $154.53.

October 19, 2018 |
U.S. retailers will highlight challenges faced in complying with European privacy rules while still serving the needs of their customers as regulators meet for an international conference in Brussels.
October 18, 2018 |
The Next Generation Scholarship program provides financial support to college students pursuing careers or majors relevant to retail.
October 15, 2018 |
Retail salesin September increased 0.4 percent over August on a seasonally adjusted basis and were up 3 percent year-over-year unadjusted, according to NRF. The numbers exclude automobiles, gasoline stations and restaurants.
October 11, 2018 |
58 percent reported shopping at dollar stores, 50 percent at off-price stores like Ross or T.J. Maxx and discount grocers like Aldi or Lidl, 44 percent at outlet stores and 36 percent at thrift stores.

October 9, 2018 |
Allowing gasoline with a 15 percent blend of ethanol to be sold year-round would be bad for both consumers and the environment, the National Council of Chain Restaurants said today ahead of an expected announcement by the White House.
October 9, 2018 |
Imports at the nation's major retail container ports are expected to remain at near-record levels this month despite a new round of tariffs that took effect in September, according to NRF's monthly Global Port Tracker report.
October 5, 2018 |
Retail employment in September increased by 25,600 jobs over the same time last year despite a drop of 23,600 jobs from August, according to NRF calculations. The numbers exclude automobile dealers, gasoline stations and restaurants.
October 3, 2018 |
The National Retail Federationannouncedtoday thatit expectsholiday retail sales inNovember and December – excluding automobiles, gasoline and restaurants – toincrease between 4.3 and 4.8 percent over 2017 for a total of $717.45 billion to $720.89 billion.
October 1, 2018 |
The National Retail Federation issued the following statement from President and CEO Matthew Shay after the U.S., Canada and Mexico reached a deal updating the North American Free Trade Agreement.