Back-to-School and College Spending to Reach $82.8 Billion


as released by the National Retail Federation.   The back-to-school and college shopping season is in full swing, but many parents and college students say they are waiting for the best deals to complete their shopping lists, according to the annual survey released yesterday by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights and Analytics. Total spending for K-12 […]

The Importance of Tradeshows in a Digital Age

Trade Shows

As consumer product discovery continues to shift online, it makes sense that more and more retailers find their products online too. Yet, trade shows are still an essential aspect of the retail industry.

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Top Takeaways from NRF 2018

Levi's Mainstage NRF 2018

“Retail is not dead,” declared Matthew Shay, president and CEO of the National Retail Federation, Sunday morning amidst indisputable evidence: the NRF 2018 Innovation Lab. The Innovation Lab is a gathering of top technologies shaping the future of retail. Last year, we met Pepper the Robot in the NRF Innovation Lab. This year, companies such […]

Thanksgiving Weekend Sales Soar Across the Board

Holiday 2017 gift

On Tuesday, the National Retail Federation released their survey results from Thanksgiving Weekend. Instead of analyzing individual results of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday, the NRF survey took a holistic approach that better reflects the mindsets of modern shoppers. Mark Mathews, VP of research development and industry analysis for NRF says consumers […]

New NRF Board Members Announced

The National Retail Federation (NRF) announced that six new members have been elected to its Board of Directors.

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NRF: Retail Industry Adds 37,000 Jobs in July

The National Retail Federation (NRF) pegged retail job gains at 37,000 in July, with increases in general merchandise, food and beverage, and building and garden supply stores.

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Solid Start to Holiday Shopping Season

holiday sales up NRF

November retail sales up 0.8 percent, seasonally adjusted from October, and up 4.4 percent, unadjusted year-over-year, NRF reports.

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Gift Cards Most Popular Present for 2012 Holidays [infographic]


Nearly 60 percent of consumers say they would like to receive gift cards this holiday season.

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Swipe Fee Reform Saves Millions

October marked the one-year anniversary of landmark Federal Reserve regulations that cut the average debit card swipe fee collected by the nation’s largest banks.

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Drive Holiday Sales and Repeat Business

halloween and holiday sales forecast

Halloween sales are projected to reach $8 billion this year, according to the National Retail Federation’s 2012 Halloween spending survey.

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