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National Retail Federation Holiday Shopping 2021
The NRF said Thanksgiving Holiday Shopping was better than expected, with more in-store foot traffic.

NRF: Thanksgiving Weekend Shopping Exceeds Initial Expectations

Nearly 180 million Americans shopped during the five-day holiday shopping period from Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday, according to the annual survey released by the National Retail Federation…
Consumer Confidence vs. Consumer Spending
Consumer confidence may be dipping, but spending will continue, according to the NRF.

NRF: Consumer Spending to Continue Despite Consumer Confidence Dip

Despite falling consumer confidence numbers, shoppers are continuing to spend, according to National Retail Federation Chief Economist Jack Kleinhenz.  The Consumer Confidence Index, collated…
National Retail Federation Holiday Shopping 2021
The NRF says 2021 holiday spending will increase substantially over 2020.

NRF Predicts 2021 Record Holiday Shopping Season

Holiday spending has the potential to shatter previous records, as the National Retail Federation forecasts that holiday sales during November and December will grow between 8.5 percent and 10.5…
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Image by Hands off my tags! Michael Gaida from Pixabay

March Retail Sales See Strong Rebound

Retail sales rebounded with huge gains in March as government checks fattened consumers’ bank accounts and more vaccination against COVID-19 made it easier for shoppers to get out of the house and…
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Photo by CHUTTERSNAP on Unsplash

Retail Import Surge Expected Through Summer

The unprecedented surge of imports at retail container ports that began last summer is expected to continue at least through the end of this summer as retailers work to meet increased consumer demand…
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Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash

Average Easter 2021 Spending Expected to be Highest on Record 

Consumers plan to spend an average of $179.70 this Easter, the highest figure on record, according to results of the annual survey released by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights…
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Photo by Clay Banks on Unsplash

February Retail Sales Show Strong Year-Over-Year Growth as Vaccine, Stimulus Provide a Boost

Retail sales gained considerable year-over-year traction in February – despite a monthly slowdown from unusually high numbers in January – as increased COVID-19 vaccination, government stimulus and…
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Photo by CHUTTERSNAP on Unsplash

Retail Imports Expected to Grow Dramatically During First Half of 2021

Imports at the nation’s largest retail container ports are expected to grow dramatically during the first half of 2021 as increased vaccination and continued in-store safety measures enable…
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Photo by Victor Xok on Unsplash

NRF Forecasts Retail Sales to Exceed $4.33 Trillion in 2021

The National Retail Federation issued its annual forecast, anticipating that retail sales will grow between 6.5 percent and 8.2 percent to more than $4.33 trillion in 2021 as more individuals get…
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Photo by Mike Petrucci on Unsplash

January Retail Sales Show Strong Increase

Retail sales grew sharply in January as government stimulus checks provided a boost and momentum from 2020’s record holiday season carried over into the new year, the National Retail Federation said…