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NRF Show Focuses On Store Renewal

The National Retail Federation’s 2019 Retail’s Big Show, the organization’s annual convention held in New York, kicked off on January 13 with an emphasis on evolution of physical stores as a critical component.

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Retailers Prepare For ‘Super Saturday’ Holiday Shoppers

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. 

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NRF: October Retail Sales Up 5.6%

With the holidays approaching, consumers have not slowed their spending in October as retail sales for the month were up 5.6% year-over-year, according to the National Retail Federation.

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NRF: Consumer Holiday Spending To Rise

Consumers said they will spend an average of $1,007.24 during the holiday season this year, up 4.1% from the $967.13 they said they would spend last year, according to the annual survey released by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics.

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NRF: Retail Imports Remain Strong Despite Tariffs

Imports at the nation’s major retail container ports are expected to remain at near-record levels in October despite a new round of tariffs that took effect in September, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.

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NRF: September Retail Sales Gain

Year-over-year retail sales in September were up 3% as general merchandise stores and electronics and appliance stores reported strong gains in the year’s ninth month, according to the National Retail Federation.

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NRF Predicts Strong Holiday Sales

The National Retail Federation said that it expects holiday retail sales in November and December, excluding automobiles, gasoline and restaurants, to increase between 4.3% and 4.8% over 2017 for a total of $717.45 billion to $720.89 billion.

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NRF Names Legislator Of The Year, Main Street Heroes

Through its Heroes of Main Street initiative, the National Retail Federation is honoring lawmakers for their support of public policy priorities important to the retail industry, naming House Education and Workforce Committee chairwoman Virginia Foxx as NRF Legislator of the Year.

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NRF: Tariffs Would Hurt Workers, Consumers

In testimony before the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, the National Retail Federation spoke out against the Trump administration’s proposed $200 billion in tariffs on a host of items including housewares and various home products.

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NRF: Imports Rise Ahead Of Tariffs

With concerns rising over proposed new tariffs on products from China, imports at the nation’s major retail container ports have set two new records this summer and are expected to set another in August, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.

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