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Retail
Bed Bath & Beyond’s 2020 Trials Ready For 2021 Rollout

The COVID-19 pandemic has driven Bed Bath & Beyond to adopt and advance initiatives quicker than it ever intended. However, that has helped the retailer boost its proficiency in developing and applying data and exercising its operational flexibility in application in ways that the company expects has better prepared it to thrive in the year ahead.

Retail
NRF: Holiday Sales Came In Stronger Than Expected

The National Retail Federation reported retail sales during 2020’s November-December holiday season grew an unexpectedly high 8.3% compared to the same period in 2019 to $789.4 billion.

Retail
Qurate’s George Cites Retail Achievements In NRF Keynote

In the opening keynote address kicking off the virtual Chapter 1 of the National Retail Federation Big Show, Mike George, president and CEO of Qurate Retail Group and NRF chairman, spotlighted how the retail sector reacted to the COVID-19 pandemic and social turbulence over the past year, emphasizing how the industry worked to improve conditions in communities around the United States.

Retail
NRF: Imports Remain Strong

Imports remain strong after setting new records this fall as retailers stocked up both stores and warehouses for the holiday season and met new demands for quick delivery of online orders, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.

Retail
NRF: Thanksgiving Weekend Sales Meet Expectations

The annual survey Prosper Insights & Analytics conducts for the National Retail Federation demonstrated that, while not all up in 2020 versus 2019, the sales numbers for the Thanksgiving weekend period still demonstrated that the overall holiday season is on track to meet expectations.

Retail
NRF: Holiday Sales To Gain Between 3.6% And 5.2%

In a complex retail marketplace roiled by the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Retail Federation forecast that sales in the November and December holiday season will gain between 3.6% and 5.2% this year versus the 2019 period to a total between $755.3 billion and $766.7 billion.

Retail
NRF: October Retail Sales Resilient

The National Retail Federation reported that retail sales gained for the sixth month in a row during October, with sales higher than the same time last year as the U.S. economy continued to recover and consumers began their holiday shopping early.

Retail
NRF: Imports Peak As Retailers Prepare For Holidays

Imports likely saw their busiest “peak season” on record this summer and fall as retailers replenished inventories and stocked up for the holiday season, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.

Retail
NRF: Retailers Stocking Up Early For Holidays

Imports reached an all-time high this summer as retail sales bounced back from the pandemic and merchants replenished inventories and stocked up early for the holiday season, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.

Retail
NRF: Imports Rise As Retailers Prepare For Holidays

Imports rose to unexpected high levels this summer and may have hit a new record as the U.S. economy continues to reopen and retailers stock up for the holiday season, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.

Retail
NRF: Retailers Cautious As Imports Decline

Imports at major U.S. retail container ports during 2020 are expected to see their lowest total in four years as the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the U.S. economy continues, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.

Trade Shows
NRF Moving 2021 Conference To June

The National Retail Federation is moving its annual Retail’s Big Show exposition and conference. It will take place in-person at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City June 6-8, 2021. In addition, NRF is hosting a virtual event, January 12-14, 19 and 21-22, 2021. Both events will feature the theme, “Forward Together.”

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