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October 21, 2020 | Consumer Trends, Holidays & Seasonal, Winter Holidays
As the coronavirus pandemic extends into the winter holiday season, consumers are looking to purchase gifts that bring joy to counter its effects. In total consumers plan to spend $997.79 on gifts, holiday items such as decorations and food, and additional "non-gift" purchases for themselves and their families, according to the annual survey released today by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics.
October 16, 2020 | Data Security
How to legally transfer customer and employee data across the Atlantic now that the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield has been invalidated by the European Union’s highest court was a key issue of discussion as EuroCommerce and the National Retail Federation held their latest Retailer Exchange Meeting.
October 16, 2020 | Retail Sales, Economy
A strong rebound in apparel led a continuing V-shaped recovery from the pandemic as retail sales accelerated their rate of growth in September and marked the fourth straight month of year-over-year gains, NRF said.
October 15, 2020 | Workforce, Economy, Talent Development, Safety & Security, Career Development
The NRF Foundation today launched two new credentials in its RISE Up program in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The credentials focus on Retail Operations and Customer Conflict Prevention to further ensure retail workers — and the millions of customers they serve — can work and shop more safely and help keep the economy open.
October 8, 2020 | Port Tracker, Winter Holidays, Trade, Economy, Retail Sales
Imports reached an all-time high this summer as retail sales bounced back from the pandemic and merchants replenished inventories and stocked up early for the holiday season, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report from NRF and Hackett Associates.
October 6, 2020 | Economy
NRF expressed concern over President Trump’s decision to stop negotiating with congressional leaders on new legislation intended to help the economy recover from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
October 2, 2020 | Digital Retail
NRF welcomed legislation that would establish standards clarifying what is required to make websites and mobile apps accessible to the visually impaired under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
October 1, 2020 | Economic Review, Winter Holidays, Holiday Forecast, Economy
Consumer spending has recovered from the coronavirus pandemic more quickly than expected, but forecasting 2020 holiday sales is like assembling a jigsaw puzzle without all the pieces, NRF Chief Economist Jack Kleinhenz says.
September 29, 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.
September 29, 2020 | Holidays & Seasonal, Winter Holidays
NRF is launching a nationwide consumer education campaign to encourage consumers to shop safe and shop early amidst the coronavirus pandemic.