Mother’s Day spending expected to reach $23.1 billion

Mother’s Day spending is expected to total a near-record $23.1 billion this year, according to the annual survey released today by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics. A total 86 percent of... more »

Overall March retail numbers up 5 percent from last year

March retail sales increased 0.3 percent seasonally adjusted over February and 5 percent year-over-year as the economy continued to grow, the National Retail Federation said Monday, April 16. The numbers exclude automobiles, gasoline stations and... more »

Top industry experts to speak at National Retail Federation’s PROTECT conference

Nearly 90 industry leaders will speak as over 2,500 retailers, loss prevention executives, cybersecurity experts and law enforcement officers assemble in Dallas June 11-13 at the annual NRF PROTECT conference. This year’s program is presented jointly by... more »

Retail CEOs meet with President Trump to discuss state of industry

The National Retail Federation took CEOs from some of the nation’s largest and best known retail companies to the White House on April 11 to meet with President Trump on issues facing the industry. “We... more »

Retail expert: ‘Nothing good’ about potential trade war with China

Imports at the nation’s major retail container ports are expected to grow a healthy 5.8 percent year-over-year this month but could be threatened in the future if the developing trade war between the United States and... more »

Number of retail jobs down a little in March, but still up over one year ago

Amid fluctuations in weather and spring holidays, retail industry employment fell by 6,400 jobs seasonally adjusted in March but showed an increase of 30,800 unadjusted year-over-year, the National Retail Federation said. The numbers exclude automobile... more »

Americans expected to spend more than $18 billion for Easter

Easter spending is expected to total $18.2 billion this year, almost on par from a record $18.4 billion in 2017 but still the second-highest level on record, according to the annual survey released today by... more »

Retailers urge Trump to reconsider tariff proposal, say it would wipe out tax reform benefits

Some of the largest brands in retail have sent a letter to President Trump outlining their concerns about the detrimental impact broadly applied tariffs could have on American families. The National Retail Federation, Retail Industry Leaders Association, American... more »
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