NRF: Retail Sales Will Grow 4% in 2014


Retail sales are poised to increase 4.1% this year, helped by higher economic growth, as well as an improved labor market and housing sector.

NRF: Holiday Traffic Up, Spending Down


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

October Retail Sales Increase Lifts Holiday Hopes


An increase in retail sales in October, helped by gains at apparel and department stores, has raised hopes for a good holiday sales season.

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.

NRF Predicts Holiday Sales Will Rise 3.9%


The NRF predicts that holiday retail sales will rise 3.9% to $602.1 billion in November and December.

Retail Apparel Sales Climb 4.2% in July

Retail sales showed another month of growth in July, according to the latest figures, boosted by gains at apparel and accessories stores.

Mixed forecasts for back-to-school sales

NRF: Back-to-school spending is expected to reach $26.7 billion this season, down 11.9% from last year.

Apparel retail sales rise 3.4% in June

Retail sales continued to rise last month, boosted by gains at apparel and accessories stores.

Surge in retail imports expected after summer lull

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Import volume at major retail container ports are expected to increase significantly this fall after a summer lull.