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NRF produces research throughout the year responding to trends, consumer sentiment and economic forces.
2019 Retail Compensation and Benefits Survey

Every year, Mercer and NRF team up to collect data from hundreds of retailers and millions of employees to provide insights into compensation, turnover, incentive structures, benefits packages, demographics and more.

Retailers use the data to view compensation trends and evaluate their benefits compared with competitors.

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The numbers over the last few months have been positive, and the steady momentum of the economy should bring retailers a strong holiday season. NRF expects holiday sales to increase between 4.3 and 4.8 percent over 2017 for a total of $717.45 billion to $720.89 billion.
The U.S. economy continues to maintain solid momentum. Second-quarter gross domestic product growth of 4.2 percent year-over-year was the strongest in almost four years.
The Mercer 2018 U.S. Retail Compensation and Benefits Survey provides compensation data, extensive HR and industry practices information, and benefit plan features for all merchandise categories including specialty retailers.
NRF takes a closer look at an emerging group of consumers, millennial parents, and how they shop compared to other generations.
Momentum continues into third quarter amid ever-tightening labor market and healthy consumer confidence.
The economy is heating up along with the temperatures this summer, and the pace of economic growth may be the strongest in several years.
Economic fundamentals for the U.S. economy and the consumer are in place and consistent with NRF’s outlook for economic performance for the rest of 2018.
The 2018 report of the annual National Retail Security Survey looks at the financial impact to retailers of inventory loss and loss prevention staffing and budgets.
The U.S. economy in general is performing well based on key economic data.