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November 16, 2018 | Thanksgiving, Consumer Trends, Winter Holidays
According to the annual survey released by NRF and Prosper Insights & Analytics, of those planning to shop during the long holiday weekend 21 percent (34 million) plan to shop on Thanksgiving Day, but Black Friday will remain the busiest day with 71 percent (116 million) planning to shop.
November 15, 2018 | Retail Sales
Retail sales in October increased 0.4 percent over September on a seasonally adjusted basis and were up 5.6 percent year-over-year unadjusted.
November 14, 2018 | Fraud
Three years after the switch to new chip-based credit and debit cards, a study by NRF and Forrester says payment card fraud is still a top concern for large U.S. retailers as criminals move their activities online.
November 14, 2018 | Leadership
The NRF Foundation today announced the 25 individuals named to The List of People Shaping Retail’s Future. The honorees include a wide range of dynamic people impacting retail and will be celebrated January 13, 2019, at the NRF Foundation Gala during NRF 2019: Retail’s Big Show in New York City.
November 9, 2018 | Supply Chain, Port Tracker, Trade
Imports at the nation’s major retail container ports have slowed down from their pre-holiday peak but remain at unusually high levels as retailers continue bringing in merchandise before tariffs increase in January, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report from NRF and Hackett Associates.
November 2, 2018 | Economy
Retail industry employment in October remained essentially unchanged from September and U.S. businesses overall added 250,000 jobs, more than double September’s monthly gain.
October 30, 2018 |
The NRF Foundation announces 2019 finalists for the Student Challenge scholarship.
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.