Back-to-school spending is expected to hit record levels this year.


NRF Survey: Back-to-school Spending Expected to Reach Record High

While families are planning to spend more on K-12 students in every category, electronics and clothing saw the biggest increases.  

clock July 19, 2021Lisa Lockwood


NRF Lifts Forecasts Way Up on 2021 Retail Sales

Despite supply chain delays, inflation and labor market shortages, retailers are expected to come out with big revenue gains this year.

clock June 9, 2021David Moin

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Father’s Day Spending Seen Hitting Record High for 2021

The National Retail Federation is projecting $20.1 billion will be spent on the holiday this year.

clock May 25, 2021Jean E. Palmieri

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Martine Reardon Joins NRF

The former Macy’s marketing executive has been helping the NRF through the pandemic.

clock April 13, 2021David Moin


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

Shoppers walk around the Beverly Center on May 29, 2020 in Los Angeles, California.


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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