Sears Holdings Corp. is having a tough time. But its ceo and chairman, Eddie Lampert, is not.
This figure is down marginally from the $15.5 billion spent last year.
The industry sees its much-loved tax cuts slipping away with the strong possibility that new tariffs will hit apparel.
Retailers could be stuck with worse tax write-offs, and related cash-flow problems, for a while.
Industry groups aren’t up for a “trade war” that may well have broad effects.
No sweetheart is no problem for this year’s crop of Valentine’s Day beauty gift ideas as the holiday is expected to rack up 7 percent sales gains over last year.
This year could be a good one for retailers with sales gains potentially topping last year’s.
Trump managed to do little but retrod old ground in a near-record-breaking hour-and-20-minute address.
Retailers are increasingly looking to technology to catch up to consumer shopping habits.
NRF’s “Big Show” was marked by heavier retail participation, cutting-edge technology and water-cooler conversation on everything from Amazon’s next acquisition to how to handle mounting merchandise returns.
The gala was a record-breaker bringing in funds for NRF scholarship and industry supporting programs.