NRF Research

NRF produces research throughout the year responding to trends, consumer sentiment and economic forces.
Shopping returns
 
Customer Returns in the Retail Industry 2021

NRF and Appriss Retail surveyed retailers to better understand the current returns landscape. This report includes a look at the overall impact of consumer returns, how the holiday season and digital landscape impacts returns, and benchmarking data on return fraud.

 

Latest consumer research from NRF

How COVID-19 is impacting boomers’ shopping behavior
 
From shopping online to curbside pickup, the pandemic has shifted boomers' priorities.
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Meet the 2020 consumers driving change
 
How values and personal beliefs are driving consumers' shopping habits and choices.
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Consumer View
 
NRF’s Consumer View is a quarterly look at what shapes retail.
Holiday consumer spending
Back to School
 
Survey results and consumer insights related to retail's second biggest spending event of the year.
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Latest industry research

Consumers want it all
 
As retailers and brands look to the future, they must focus on aligning offerings with these new consumer expectations.
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2021 Retail & Fashion Digital and Technology Benchmark
 
NRF and Boston Consulting Group’s 2021 Retail & Fashion Digital and Technology Benchmark.
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NRF 2020 Wildfire Survey
 
A look at how the 2020 wildfires impacted retailers.
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National Retail Security Survey 2020
 
Compelling statistics on inventory loss, its financial impact and strategies for fighting fraud.
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The evolving conversation on consumer values
 
How social values are impacting consumer behavior amid a pandemic and movement for racial equity.
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All NRF original research