NRF Issues Bullish Forecast for 2021

The trade organization sees big retail gains based on declining COVID-19 cases and an effective rollout of vaccinations as 2021 progresses.

clock February 24, 2021David Moin

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Retail Returns Hit $428 Billion in 2020

A study from the National Retail Federation and Appriss Retail found that online sales doubled last year.

clock January 11, 2021Evan Clark

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NRF’s 2021 ‘Big Show’ and Its Virtual Reality

The annual retail convention goes online with an impressive, informative agenda though the crowds, camaraderie and coffee stops of a live gathering will be missed.

clock January 11, 2021David Moin


Sustained Online Selling Points to Healthy Holiday Outcome

Adobe’s final tally for Cyber Monday online sales in the U.S. came in at $10.8 billion, which was at the low end of its forecasts, though still a record.

clock December 1, 2020David Moin

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Holiday Sales on the Rise — Online

Bullish projections for November and December anticipate strong e-commerce sales as consumer stay hunkered down.

clock November 23, 2020Evan Clark

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NRF Seeking Records on California’s Coronavirus Retail Closures

Despite an ongoing global pandemic, the retail trade group wants to know “the basis” for the state’s COVID-19-related restrictions.

clock September 29, 2020Kali Hays

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Retail Theft and Fraud Hit All-time High

An annual NRF survey found a 22 percent increase in shrink last year.

clock July 14, 2020Evan Clark


NRF Sets New Date for Its Big Show

NRF’s annual convention and expo in New York City is the biggest retail industry gathering in the world.

clock July 9, 2020David Moin

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NRF Launches ‘Operation Open Doors’

Retailers need to take health precautions, issue PPE and operate stores much differently as they gradually reopen.

clock April 27, 2020David Moin



Business Groups Sent Letter to White House Calling for Swift Economic Stabilization Efforts

The 90 national and state retail organizations that signed onto the letter agree that the paramount issue facing the industry right now is liquidity.

clock March 21, 2020Lisa Lockwood

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Consumer Trends Retailers Should Be Aware of Now

Reports continue to show evolving consumers with higher demands from retailers.

clock March 11, 2020Alexandra Pastore

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Retail Could Suffer If Coronavirus Envelops the U.S.

Retail sales could grow 3 to 4 percent this year provided the coronavirus doesn’t reach pandemic proportions.

clock February 26, 2020David Moin


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Backing Into Convenience

Research from NRF shows that consumers want quality and price most, but will back out of a purchase if it isn’t convenient.

clock February 24, 2020Alexandra Pastore

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Ellen Davis Leaves NRF for CBA

The 18-year NRF veteran was instrumental in promoting the career opportunities in the retail industry.

clock January 22, 2020David Moin

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Ganni Propels Its Omnichannel With NewStore

The Copenhagen-based contemporary company has put iPhones at the center of its growing retail strategy.

clock January 17, 2020Alexandra Pastore

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