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Mother’s Day Spending Looks to Hit Record $25 Billion This Year

Greeting cards, flowers, special outings, gift certificates and clothing and accessories are the top gift categories people are expected to purchase.

clock April 24, 2019Lisa Lockwood

Much ado about data.


NRF: Everyone Should Disclose Data Breaches, Not Just Retailers

The group tells Congress that banks, credit agencies and others are as responsible as retailers for disclosures and accountability.

clock February 26, 2019Adriana Lee


NRF Forecasts Decent Retail Sales Growth for 2019

The trade group predicts retail sales increasing 3.8 to 4.4 percent in 2019.

clock February 5, 2019David Moin

NRF Big Show 2019


Retail Technology to Empower a ‘Back-to-Basics’ Approach

Reports from JDA Software, Mood Media and SAP reveal emerging technologies and store ambience will be crucial for 2019.

clock January 18, 2019Kaley Roshitsh

The NRF trade expo.


NRF ‘Big Show’ Spotlights Women, Innovation and the Resilience of Brick-and-Mortar

Optimism for stores’ long-term success and a willingness to test technologies amid recession concerns set the tone.

clock January 16, 2019David Moin


IBM and NRF Tout Retail Leaders Survey on ‘Intelligent Automation’

The survey revealed the importance of automation technology across the supply chain.

clock January 15, 2019Arthur Zaczkiewicz

From last year's NRF Big Show.


What to Watch: Retail’s FashTech Providers

WWD’s list of 20-plus tech companies, showing at NRF Big Show 2019, aim to define the future of fashion and retailing.

clock January 14, 2019Kaley Roshitsh


NRF’s Big Show: High Hopes and Looming Questions for 2019

NRF’s Matt Shay sets the tone for the industry and spells out the status of the industry and its concerns.

clock January 12, 2019David Moin


NRF Foundation Recasting Retail’s Image

Macy’s Jeff Gennette becomes chairman of the Foundation which supports retail job training and encourages STEM students to choose retail careers.

clock January 11, 2019David Moin

The report breaks down consumer returns in the U.S. for 2018.


U.S. Retail Sees $369 Billion in Returns — With Large Portion Being Fraudulent

In a new report by Appriss Retail, the effects of U. S. consumer merchandise returns means job loss, fraud and for retailers — opportunity.

clock January 9, 2019Kaley Roshitsh

From last year's NRF Big Show.


Delegation of French Tech Start-ups Announced for NRF ‘Big Show’

Twenty firms were chosen from an applicant pool of more than 100 companies.

clock December 17, 2018Arthur Zaczkiewicz

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Showpo, the Aussie Online Fashion Store, Continues Its U.S. Push

Showpo started out outfitting “the party girl,” but has since grown to include workwear, activewear, swim, accessories, beauty and occasion dressing.

clock October 3, 2018Lisa Lockwood


Happy Days: NRF Predicts Holiday Sales Gains of at Least 4.3 Percent

The healthy economy, high consumer confidence and retailers getting better at their own game should yield holiday sales gains.

clock October 3, 2018David Moin

The Innovation Lab at NRF 2018


NRF Punches Up Outlook for 2018 Retail Gains

While bullish on the sales outlook, the trade organization believes tariffs could have a chilling effect on consumer spending.

clock August 13, 2018David Moin

Customers leave happy from a Walmart store in Bentonville, AR, with their Black Friday items on . This year, Walmart stocked its digital and physical aisles with more than 1.5 million televisions, nearly two million tablets and computers and three million video gamesWalmart Thanksgiving shopping events, Bentonville, USA - 24 Nov 2016


Hiring Challenges Could Impact Holiday Sales Gains

Retailers are stepping up efforts due to the tight labor market.

clock August 3, 2018David Moin

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