July 22, 2015

The National Retail Federation revised its full year retail sales forecast ahead of second-quarter earnings announcements from major retailers next month.

June 26, 2015

Americans are feeling patriotic as July 4 approaches, and they are putting their wallets where their feelings are. According to the National Retail Federation 2015 Independence Day Survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, more than 156 million consumers, or 64% of those celebrating, are planning to take part in the July 4 holiday by attending a cookout, picnic or barbecue, spending an average of $71.23 per household, up 4% from $68.16 in 2014.

April 27, 2015

Families this year are ready to splurge on jewelry, flowers, gift cards, brunch and apparel for mom.

April 10, 2015

The National Retail Federation announced a multimillion-dollar investment to form a new department within the organization focusing on industry research. 

March 23, 2015

The average person celebrating Easter this year will spend $140.62.

January 12, 2015

The industry is well-positioned for 2015 — with a little help from friends in Washington.



January 5, 2015

The NRF Foundation announced the individuals who have been named to The List of People Shaping Retail’s Future.


December 11, 2014

Holiday shoppers took advantage of deep discounting and early sales to lift retail spending in November, the National Retail Federation said Thursday.

December 1, 2014

More shoppers are swiping their way to Thanksgiving holiday savings with mobile devices than ever before.


November 4, 2014

U.S. retailers have emerged with an optimistic outlook for the upcoming holiday season, according to a recent BDO USA survey.


October 23, 2014

Halloween is not just an exclusive holiday for sweets-obsessed kids in costume — it has evolved into an all-inclusive family holiday, according to a Halloween 2014 preview from Fung Business Intelligence Centre.


September 12, 2014

August retail sales increased 0.5% seasonally adjusted month-to-month and 2.7% unadjusted year-over-year, according to the National Retail Federation. 


July 23, 2014

The National Retail Federation has joined the growing chorus of voices expecting a surge in consumer spending during the next five months.

July 17, 2014

The National Retail Federation is supporting the Marketplace and Internet Tax Freedom Act. The legislation was introduced by Senators Michael Enzi, Richard Durbin, Lamar Alexander, Heidi Heitkamp, Susan Collins and Mark Pryor.

May 14, 2014

Retail sales rose ever so slightly in April, putting a damper on hopes of a sharp uptick in economic growth in the second quarter. According to the U.S. Commerce Department, retail sales — which include categories such as automobiles, gasoline stations and restaurants — rose 0.1% in April, following a revised 1.5% increase in March that ranked as the biggest since March 2010.

April 16, 2014

The National Retail Federation on Wednesday told a congressional panel that the retail industry is committed to safeguarding and protecting consumer data and information from cybercriminals and hackers.

April 14, 2014

The National Retail Federation has announced that it is moving forward with the creation of a program that will provide retailers access to information on cybersecurity threats identified by retailers, government and law enforcement agencies, as well as partners in the financial services sector.

April 14, 2014

Warmer spring weather spurred continued consumer spending and activity this March. According to the National Retail Federation, March retail sales — which exclude automobiles, gas stations and restaurants — increased 0.8% adjusted month-to-month and 1.6% unadjusted year-over-year.

March 13, 2014

Many retailers have pointed to a persistent and severe winter for weak holiday and fourth-quarter sales. But according to the National Retail Federation, retail sales rebounded in February.

March 12, 2014

The National Retail Federation is urging Congress to pass legislation that would require online and remote sellers to collect state and local sales taxes, telling a House committee that lawmakers should level the playing field between local retailers and out-of-state competitors.

February 7, 2014

The National Retail Federation calculated that retail employment was down 21,600 jobs in January 2014, yet up 230,000 jobs year-over-year. December retail employment figures were revised up to a gain of 57,000 jobs.

February 6, 2014

Retail industry sales — which exclude automobiles, gas stations, and restaurants — will increase 4.1% in 2014, up from the preliminary 3.7% growth seen in 2013, according to the National Retail Federation. The association’s 2014 economic forecast, released Thursday, calls for online sales to grow between 9% and 12%.

January 22, 2014

In a letter to congressional leaders, the National Retail Federation underscored the retail industry’s commitment to protecting sensitive consumer data in the wake of the recent international cyber attacks and thefts.

January 8, 2014

The semi-retired CEO of Costco Wholesale has been named as the recipient of the top award from the National Retail Federation at the trade group's upcoming trade show this month, the NRF said.