NRF: 2014 Holidays Sales to Increase 4.1% to $616.9 Billion


This would mark the first time since 2011 that holiday sales would increase more than 4 percent.

NRF: Holiday Traffic Up, Spending Down


More than 141 million individual people shopped over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, according to the NRF.

NRF: Holiday Gift Card Sales to Hit $30 Billion


The NRF estimates that 80% of consumers will buy gift cards this holiday season, with total spending on cards nationwide reaching $29.8 billion.

NRF Urges Federal Shutdown to End


NRF: America’s politicians need to end the budget stalemate now.

Retail import cargo volume to slow over summer

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Import cargo volume at major US retail container ports are expected to rise 3.3% in May, but growth could trickle to a standstill by the end of the summer.

Retail apparel sales up 1.2% in April

Retail sales were back on an upward trajectory in April, with apparel one of the month’s best performers.

Retailers applaud new contract for port workers

A new, long-term master labor contract covering operations at port terminals along the East and Gulf Coast has finally been approved, putting to an end months of uncertainty for US retailers.

January retail sales edge up in “fragile” economy


Retail sales edged up slightly in January, indicating a “stable yet fragile” economy, according to the NRF.

NRF welcomes US jobs push from President Obama


NRF has welcomed President Obama’s jobs push in his State of the Union Address.

NRF urges California ports to stay open


NRF urged labor and management to keep LA and Long Beach ports open following the rejection of a labor contract.