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September 16, 2020 | Retail Sales, Economy
Retail sales continued to recover from the coronavirus pandemic in August, showing a gradual improvement from July and larger gains year-over-year, NRF said.
September 15, 2020 | Halloween, Holidays & Seasonal
Like many holidays this year, Americans are planning to celebrate Halloween despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The autumnal holiday may look a little different this year, but consumers are finding ways to safely mark the occasion.
September 9, 2020 | Port Tracker, Economy, Supply Chain, Winter Holidays
Imports surged to unexpected high levels this summer and may have hit a new record as the U.S. economy continues to reopen and retailers stock up for the holiday season, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report from NRF and Hackett Associates.
September 1, 2020 | Economic Review, Economy
NRF Chief Economist Jack Kleinhenz says data indicating small business owners are increasingly pessimistic about the coronavirus shows the need for continued economic stimulus measures.
August 17, 2020 | Back to School, Economy
Most families still don’t know what supplies students need for school and college this year, but more expect at least some classes to take place online than a month ago and say they are buying more computers and other items to be ready, according to NRF and Prosper Insights & Analytics.
August 14, 2020 | Retail Sales, Economy
Retail sales continued to recover from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic in July, growing more slowly than the month before but adding to the strong turnaround seen since this spring’s declines, NRF said.
August 10, 2020 | Port Tracker, Supply Chain, Trade, Economy
Imports at major U.S. retail container ports during 2020 are expected to see their lowest total in four years as the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the U.S. economy continues, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report from NRF and Hackett Associates.
August 6, 2020 | Economy, Data Security
Coronavirus leads to more use of contactless credit cards and mobile payments despite cost and security concerns
With consumers worried about touching surfaces during the coronavirus pandemic, the use of mobile payments and contactless credit or debit cards has significantly increased in the past few months, according to research from NRF and Forrester.
August 3, 2020 | Economy, Economic Review
Despite broad indications that the economy has begun to recover as businesses reopen from the coronavirus pandemic, conflicting data makes it difficult to say how steadily the comeback will continue, NRF Chief Economist Jack Kleinhenz says.
July 28, 2020 |
The National Retail Federation today issued the following statement from NRF Senior Vice President for Government Relations David French regarding the Health, Economic Assistance, Liability Protection, and Schools (HEALS) Act, the Republican version of additional stimulus funds, in response to the coronavirus pandemic: