Of those, 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.
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.
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.
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.
The National Retail Federation announced today that it expects holiday retail sales in November and December – excluding automobiles, gasoline and restaurants – to increase between 4.3 and 4.8 percent over 2017 for a total of $717.45 billion to $720.89 billion.
The National Retail Federation announced that it will recognize Levi Strauss & Co President and CEO Chip Bergh as “The Visionary,” an award given once a year to an outstanding retail industry leader, during the 2018 NRF Foundation Gala on January 13 in New York City.