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IBM: Consumer Shopping Priorities Changing

In conjunction with the National Retail Federation’s Big Show, IBM released a study on global consumer trends demonstrating the importance of brand purpose and suggesting that purpose surpasses cost and convenience for today’s shoppers.

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NRF Names New Chairman, Board Members

The National Retail Federation has elected Mike George, Qurate Retail’s president and CEO, chairman of the NRF board of directors. George replaces BJ’s Wholesale Club chairman and CEO Christopher Baldwin, who has served since January 2018.

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NRF: Retail Imports Returning To Normal Levels

After a year of fluctuations driven by the uncertainty of the trade dispute with China, volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to return to its usual seasonal patterns during the first few months of 2020, according to the Global Port Tracker report released by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.

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Ron Johnson Wants Consumers To ‘Enjoy’ Smart Home

Among the early highlights of the National Retail Federation Big Show in New York, former Target, Apple and J.C. Penney executive Ron Johnson discussed how his new company, Enjoy, is helping to make electronics, including smartphones and, potentially, smart home products, more user friendly by providing a helping hand in setting them up, right in consumer homes.

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Retailers Gear Up For Super Saturday Shoppers

Super Saturday (December 21) continues to be the biggest shopping day of the year with an estimated 147.8 million U.S. consumers expected to participate, up from 134.3 million last year, according to the annual survey released by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics.

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November Retail Sales Lower Than Expected

Retail sales in November increased only 0.1% seasonally adjusted over October and were up 2.1% unadjusted year-over-year, the National Retail Federation reported. The numbers exclude automobile dealers, gasoline stations and restaurants.

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Retail Imports Up Ahead Of December Tariffs

Volume at the nation’s major container ports bumped up significantly in November as retailers imported merchandise ahead of new tariffs set to take effect this month, according to the Global Port Tracker report released by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.

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NRF: Holiday Shopping Concentrated Earlier

More than half of consumers began shopping for the holiday by the first week of November and almost a quarter of purchases were made by then, according to an annual survey published by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics.

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NRF: October Retail Sales Edge Up

Retail sales in October increased 0.2% seasonally adjusted over September and were up 4.2% unadjusted year-over-year, the National Retail Federation said. The numbers exclude automobile dealers, gasoline stations and restaurants.

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NRF: September Retail Sales Up 4.5%

Retail sales in September were up 4.5% year-over-year, but down 0.1% seasonally adjusted from August as the National Retail Federation cited ongoing consumer concerns over U.S.-China tensions for the slight decrease between August and September.

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NRF: Imports Stay Strong Ahead Of December Tariffs

Imports at the nation’s major retail container ports are expected to hit their highest level of the year in November just before additional tariffs take effect in December, according to the Global Port Tracker report from the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.

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