NRF and Ascential PLC partner to provide insight, networking opportunities, intelligence to the global retail community

WASHINGTON, 2017-Oct-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation and Ascential PLC, parent company of the World Retail Congress, today announced a global partnership to bring together their long-standing, convening power around the world. The partnership will leverage the strengths of each group to help continue to provide their shared audiences with insight, […]

NRF forecast: families will spend $83.6 billion on back-to-school this year

WASHINGTON, 2017-Aug-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Even though more parents started back-to-school shopping early this year, many families still have a lot of shopping left to do as they prepare their children for the start of school. According to the National Retail Federation’s annual survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, the average family […]

NRF names Representative Mike Kelly, R-Pa., Legislator of the Year

WASHINGTON, 2017-Jul-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation today (July 19, 2017) named Representative Mike Kelly, R-Pa., Legislator of the Year as retailers from across the country gathered for NRF’s annual Retail Advocates Summit congressional fly-in. “Mike Kelly is a true advocate for the retail industry and we want to thank him for his […]

SURVEY: Americans expected to spend $7.1 billion as they celebrate the Fourth of July this year

WASHINGTON, 2017-Jun-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Americans are expected to spend $7.1 billion on food for cookouts and picnics as they celebrate the Fourth of July this year, up from $6.8 billion in 2016, according to the annual survey released today (June 22, 2017) by the National Retail Federation and conducted by Prosper Insight […]

National Retail Federation welcomes Cristina Ceresoli as senior vice president for retail strategy

WASHINGTON, 2017-Jun-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Cristina Ceresoli, former vice president of marketing and public relations at Express, will be joining the National Retail Federation as senior vice president for retail strategy. At Express — a leading specialty retailer for men and women — Ceresoli managed the content marketing practice including consumer experience, data-driven […]

The National Retail Federation announces the retirement of SVP and General Counsel Mallory Duncan

WASHINGTON, 2017-Jun-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation today (June 21, 2017) announced the retirement of Senior Vice President and General Counsel Mallory Duncan, a veteran lawyer and lobbyist who has guided the retail industry through legal, legislative and regulatory battles over credit card fees, bankruptcy law, privacy issues and other topics […]

NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay: retailers would work “tirelessly” to achieve tax reform without shifting the burden to consumers

WASHINGTON, 2017-Jun-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — National Retail Federation President and CEO Matthew Shay said in an interview today (June 21, 2017) on Fox Business Network’s Varney & Co. that retailers would work “tirelessly” to achieve tax reform that lowers rates without shifting the burden to consumers. Regarding House Speaker Paul Ryan’s speech on […]

NRF: Americans are expected to spend more than ever on gifts for Father’s Day this year

WASHINGTON, 2017-Jun-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — Americans are expected to spend more than ever on gifts for Father’s Day this year with the biggest share going to special outings like a ballgame, concert or dinner, according to the National Retail Federation’s annual survey conducted by Prosper Insight & Analytics. Father’s Day shoppers are expected to […]

NRF: Retail industry employment down by 8,500 jobs in May from April

WASHINGTON, 2017-Jun-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — Retail industry employment decreased by 8,500 jobs in May from April, the National Retail Federation said today (June 2, 2017), while average hourly earnings were up 2.5 percent on a year-over-year basis, in line with growth in recent months. The numbers exclude automobile dealers, gasoline stations and restaurants. […]

NRF survey: Graduation spending expected to reach $5.6 billion, the highest number in the survey’s history

Washington, 2017-May-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Consumers say they will spend more than ever on graduation gifts this year as they stuff greeting cards with gift cards and cash, according to the annual survey released today (May 17, 2017) by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics. With more consumers buying for graduates […]

Retailers Agree Proposed Comprehensive Tax Reform Could Help Economy Grow

WASHINGTON, 2017-Apr-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation today (April 26, 2017) welcomed the proposal on comprehensive tax reform released by President Trump. “Retailers commend the president for his leadership on much-needed comprehensive tax reform,” NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay said. “What matters most is that we enact pro-growth tax policy […]

NRF: Consumers say they will spend more than ever on this year’s Mother’s Day

WASHINGTON, 2017-Apr-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — Consumers say they will spend more than ever on Mother’s Day this year as they shower moms with everything from jewelry to special outings at favorite restaurants, according to the National Retail Federation’s annual survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics. Mother’s Day shoppers are expected to spend an […]

Americans Expected to Spend More On Late Easter Celebrations

WASHINGTON, 2017-Mar-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Americans will spend more than ever as they celebrate Easter nearly three weeks later this year than last, the National Retail Federation said today (March 23, 2017). According to NRF’s annual survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, spending for Easter is expected to reach $18.4 billion, up 6 […]

FMI and NRF to combine existing risk and safety signature events into one cross-industry gathering

ORLANDO, 2017-Mar-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) and the National Retail Federation (NRF) will partner on PROTECT in 2018, according to a live joint announcement made today (March 21, 2017) at the Audit, Safety, Asset Protection Conference in Orlando. The two associations will combine their existing risk and safety signature […]

NRF: St. Patrick’s Day spending expected to reach an all-time high

WASHINGTON, 2017-Mar-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — Americans will spend more than ever as they put on their favorite green outfits to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this year, the National Retail Federation said today (March 8, 2017). According to NRF’s annual survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, spending for St. Patrick’s Day is expected to […]

The National Retail Federation releases its economic forecast for 2017

WASHINGTON, 2017-Feb-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation today (February 8, 2017) released its economic forecast for 2017, projecting that retail industry sales, which exclude automobiles, gasoline stations and restaurants, will grow between 3.7 and 4.2 percent over 2016. Online and other non-store/online sales, which are included in the overall number, are […]

NRF and Prosper Insights & Analytics: Valentine’s Day total spending expected to reach $18.2 billion, down from $19.7 billion last year

WASHINGTON, 2017-Feb-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — After a decade-long increase in Valentine’s Day spending is expected to finally see a market correction this year, according to the annual survey released today (February 1, 2017) by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics. U.S. consumers are expected to spend an average $136.57, down from […]

NRF Survey: American consumers will spend $14.1 billion to watch the Atlanta Falcons face the New England Patriots

Washington, 2017-Jan-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — American consumers will spend an average of $75 for a total of $14.1 billion as an estimated 188.5 million watch the Atlanta Falcons face the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LI on February 5, according to the National Retail Federation’s annual Super Bowl Spending Survey conducted by […]

HSNi CEO Mindy Grossman elected chairman of the NRF Board of Directors

NEW YORK, 2017-Jan-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation today (January 17, 2017) announced that HSNi CEO Mindy Grossman has been elected chairman of the NRF Board of Directors, succeeding Kip Tindell, co-founder and chairman of The Container Store. In addition, eight new members have been elected to the board, and Neiman Marcus […]

IBM and NRF study: Generation Z still prefer to shop in bricks-and-mortar stores

Washington, 2017-Jan-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Despite expectations that the first “digitally native” generation would want to shop online, a new study released today (January 12, 2017) by IBM (NYSE: IBM) and the National Retail Federation found that almost all members of Generation Z prefer to shop in bricks-and-mortar stores. With the global Gen […]

National Retail Federation to name Nike Chairman, President and CEO Mark Parker The Visionary 2017

Washington, 2016-Dec-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation today (December 19, 2016) announced that it will name Nike Chairman, President and CEO Mark Parker “The Visionary,” a new honor intended to recognize outstanding retail industry leaders, during the 2017 NRF Foundation Gala January 15 in New York City. “There aren’t many trailblazers […]

NRF and Prosper Insights & Analytics survey: 156 million Americans consider taking advantage of Super Saturday sales

Washington, 2016-Dec-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — The biggest shopping day of the holiday season is approaching, with 66 percent of Americans – an estimated 155.7 million people – planning to or considering taking advantage of Super Saturday sales to complete their holiday gift list, according to the annual survey released today by the National Retail […]

NRF: 122 million Americans plan to shop online on Cyber Monday, up from 121 million who planned to participate last year

WASHINGTON, 2016-Nov-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Early season online deals captured consumers’ attention this year, allowing many to shop online ahead of Cyber Monday. According to the National Retail Federation’s Cyber Monday Expectations Survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics over the weekend, 122 million Americans plan to shop online on Cyber Monday, up […]

Former MACY’S CMO Martine Reardon to serve as Senior Advisor for NRF’s Retail and Marketing Strategies

To serve as Senior Advisor for Retail and Marketing Strategies WASHINGTON, 2016-Nov-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (November 21, 2016) the National Retail Federation announced that Martine Reardon, former Chief Marketing Officer for Macy’s, has partnered with NRF to serve as a Senior Advisor for Retail and Marketing Strategies. “As CMO, Martine is widely acknowledged […]

NRF survey: more than half of consumers have already started buying holiday gifts

WASHINGTON, 2016-Nov-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — With the middle of the holiday season approaching and shoppers eager to take advantage of early promotions from retailers, more than half of consumers have already started making dents in their holiday gift lists, according to the annual mid-season survey released today (November 21, 2016) by the National Retail […]

NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay pledged to work with new President-elect Donald Trump and the new Congress

WASHINGTON, 2016-Nov-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — National Retail Federation President and CEO Matthew Shay congratulated the winners of Tuesday’s federal elections and pledged to work with President-elect Donald Trump and the new Congress on a pro-growth, pro-jobs agenda: “With the holiday season upon us, retailers are glad that this unprecedented election is over, along with […]

NRF’s annual consumer spending survey: consumers plan to spend an average of $935.58 this holiday shopping season

WASHINGTON, 2016-Oct-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — With the election falling in the middle of holiday shopping, as of mid-October many U.S. consumers say they will have a more conservative holiday spending budget this year. According to the National Retail Federation’s annual consumer spending survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, consumers plan to spend an […]

Virgin Group founder Richard Branson announced as keynote speaker at NRF’s 106th annual Retail’s BIG Show 2017

WASHINGTON, 2016-Oct-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — Virgin Group founder Richard Branson will be among the keynote speakers as more than 33,000 industry leaders from around the world convene in New York City next year for the National Retail Federation’s 106th annual Retail’s BIG Show. “We are thrilled to welcome Sir Richard as our keynote […]

NRF and University of Phoenix announce Dream BIG Scholarship recipients for 2016

WASHINGTON, 2016-Oct-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation and University of Phoenix have named the fourth annual Dream BIG Scholarship recipients for 2016, awarding individuals whose dreams to further their education will now become a reality. Since the program started in 2013, 70 recipients have been awarded full-tuition scholarships with an estimated […]

NRF expects 3.6% sales increase in November and December

NRF expects 3.6% sales increase in November and December   WASHINGTON, 2016-Oct-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation announced today it expects sales in November and December, excluding autos, gas and restaurant sales, to increase a solid 3.6 percent to $655.8 billion — significantly higher than the 10-year average of 2.5 percent and above the seven-year average of 3.4 percent since recovery began […]