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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…

NRF Foundation Presents 2021 Student Scholarships 

The NRF Foundation announced the recipients of its scholarship competitions in January during NRF 2021: Retail's Big Show — Chapter 1, awarding more than $100,000 to undergraduate students. “The…

NRF Hires VP for Corporate Social Responsibility & Sustainability 

The National Retail Federation announced that it has hired Scot Case as vice president for corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability. “Scot will lead the expansion of NRF’s CSR and…
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NRF: 2020 Holiday Sales Grew 8.3 Percent Despite Pandemic

Retail sales during 2020’s November-December holiday season grew an unexpectedly high 8.3 percent over the same period in 2019 to $789.4 billion, exceeding the National Retail Federation’s holiday…