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February 16, 2022 | Retail Sales, Economy
Retail sales powered through COVID-19’s omicron variant, inflation and other challenges to post strong increases in January, according to NRF.
February 9, 2022 | Port Tracker, Trade, Economy, Supply Chain
Imports at the nation’s congested container ports are expected to grow modestly during the first half of 2022, but continued high volumes will keep up pressure that built as the economy bounced back from the pandemic last year, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report from NRF and Hackett Associates.
February 3, 2022 | Supply Chain
The National Retail Federation issued the following statement from Senior Vice President of Government Relations David French after the Ocean Shipping Reform Act (OSRA) of 2021 was introduced in the Senate.
February 1, 2022 | Economy, Economic Review
Coming up on two years since the short-lived 2020 recession, the United States appears to be at the midpoint of an economic cycle that should continue to see growth even as the Federal Reserve raises interest rates to bring inflation under control, NRF Chief Economist Jack Kleinhenz says.
January 31, 2022 | Valentine's Day, Consumer Trends, Holidays & Seasonal
Valentine’s Day spending is expected to reach $23.9 billion this year, up from $21.8 billion in 2021 and the second-highest year on record, according to the annual survey released by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics.  
January 25, 2022 | Consumer Trends, Retail Sales
Retailers expect more than $761 billion in merchandise sold last year to be returned by consumers, according to a report released by the National Retail Federation and Appriss Retail.
January 15, 2022 |
The NRF Foundation Board of Directors named a new chair and added a director during its virtual meeting on Jan. 14.
January 15, 2022 |
The National Retail Federation announced Walmart U.S. President and CEO John Furner has been elected chairman of the NRF Board of Directors.
January 15, 2022 |
NRF announced Walmart U.S. President and CEO John Furner has been elected chairman of the NRF Board of Directors. Furner replaces former Qurate Retail, Inc. President and CEO Mike George, who has served in the role since 2020.
January 14, 2022 | Winter Holidays, Holiday Forecast, Retail Sales, Forecasts, Economy, Holiday Planning Playbook
Retail sales during 2021’s November-December holiday season grew 14.1 percent over 2020 to $886.7 billion, easily beating NRF's forecast and setting a new record despite challenges from inflation, supply chain disruptions and the ongoing pandemic.