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December 15, 2015

Though millions of people got a jump start on holiday shopping this year, millions more still have a lengthy list to finalize. According to the National Retail Federation’s final consumer holiday spending survey of the season, the average holiday shopper has completed 53.5 percent of their shopping, similar to the 52.9 percent seen this time last year. Approximately 10 percent of holiday shoppers say they are finished – or 22.6 million people; that means 90 percent of holiday shoppers still have gifts, food, décor and/or other holiday items to buy.

 

December 10, 2015

The NRF Foundation will award $125,000 in scholarships to 25 outstanding students as a part of its Next Generation Scholarship program. Today, the NRF Foundation has named the top five finalists, who will interview with a panel of executive judges to determine the four $10,000 scholarship recipients and the top $25,000 recipient of the Next Generation Scholarship. 

December 10, 2015

The National Retail Federation called on Congress to reject a major spending bill set for a vote this week unless it includes a provision allowing states to require online merchants to collect sales tax the same as local stores.

 

December 8, 2015

Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to be essentially unchanged from last year this month as stores bring in the last round of merchandise for the holiday season, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.

 

November 30, 2015

As expected, the EPA has once again bowed to political pressure from special interests and ignored the widespread harm caused by the RFS.

November 29, 2015

Incredible online savings starting in early November have changed the way that consumers are shopping on Cyber Monday. Online holiday shoppers this year are hoping to see deals on everything from cashmere sweaters to home décor before they decide to shop on Cyber Monday. According to NRF’s Cyber Monday Expectations Survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics over the weekend, 121 million (49.5%) shoppers plan to shop online on Cyber Monday, down slightly from the 126.9 million who planned to participate last year. NRF’s Thanksgiving weekend results showed that 103 million people shopped online over the weekend.

November 29, 2015

According to the National Retail Federation’s Thanksgiving Weekend Survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, more than 151 million people said they shopped either in stores and/or online over the weekend. This compares to the 136 million, who in a mid-November survey, said they planned to shop over the weekend. Specifically, nearly 102 million people say they shopped in stores over the Thanksgiving weekend, and more than 103 million say they shopped online, or 61.7 percent of weekend shoppers. 

November 27, 2015

The lines were long, the clicks were plenty and the stores were full says NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay about the start of the Thanksgiving shopping weekend. 

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