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Imports at the major retail container ports are forecast to rise as the summer and back-to-school shopping season approaches, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.
Imports at the nation’s major retail container points, while down from records highs this past fall, remain strong as retailers look to stay ahead of a possible tariff increase on Chinese made goods in March.
Despite issues including the U.S./China trade war, a volatile stock market and the effects of the government shutdown, the NRF is forecasting sales to increase between 3.8% and 4.4%.
American adults will spend an average of $81.30 for items related to watching Super Bowl LIII set for February 3 in Atlanta, according to results of a survey from the National Retail Federation.
Kroger’s chairman and CEO Rodney McMullen provided his outlook on the future of retail at the NRF 2019: Retail’s Big Show in New York City during a keynote presentation themed, “Restocking the future: Kroger’s insatiable appetite to play and win the long game.”
Following months of record growth, the level of imports at the nation’s ports have slowed, according to a report from the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.
The National Retail Federation will close its 2019 Retail’s Big Show convention with a keynote presentation by Magnolia’s Chip and Joanna Gaines.
More than 40% of holiday shoppers surveyed expect to finish their holiday gift shopping by today, December 19, but the biggest procrastinators will still be buying gifts through Christmas Eve, according to the annual consumer sentiment survey released by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics.