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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 survey: Halloween spending expected to reach $8.4 billion

NRF survey: Halloween spending expected to reach $8.4 billion   WASHINGTON, 2016-Sep-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Americans are looking forward to splurging on their favorite candy and costumes this Halloween season. According to the National Retail Federation’s annual survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, total spending for Halloween is expected to reach $8.4 billion, […]

NRF’s Holiday Consumer Spending Survey: consumers to spend $805.65 on average; the highest amount in the survey’s 14-year history

TOP FINDINGS OF CONSUMERS SURVEYED: Average spending per person reaches $805.65, comparable with spending in 2014 holiday season ($802.45). Spending on gifts for family members will total $462.95, up from $458.75 last year, and a survey high. Almost half of holiday shopping, consisting of browsing and buying, will be done online: average consumers say 46 […]

NRF survey: spending for dad expected to reach $12.7 billion with the average person to spend $115.57 on gifts

WASHINGTON, 2015-6-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Father’s Day may not be the most lucrative consumer holiday of the year for retailers, but spending for dad is expected to reach $12.7 billion for golf lessons, home improvement tools, coffee mugs and more. And, according to NRF’s 2015 Father’s Day Spending Survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, […]

NRF’s Gift Card Spending Survey: the average person buying gift cards will spend $172.74, up from $163.16 last year

WASHINGTON, 2014-11-14— /EPR Retail News/ — The growth in gift card popularity is irrefutable, and this holiday season spending on tiny plastic or digital gift cards will top all previous records. According to NRF’s Gift Card Spending Survey, the average person buying gift cards will spend $172.74, up from $163.16 last year. Total spending is expected […]

NRF’s Holiday Consumer Spending Survey: Bargain hunters are taking their time with their holiday shopping to take advantage of bigger discounts over Thanksgiving weekend

WASHINGTON, 2014-11-13— /EPR Retail News/ — Procrastinators and bargain hunters alike are taking their time getting started with their holiday shopping bonanza, possibly to take advantage of deeper discounts over Thanksgiving weekend and late in the season. According to NRF’s Holiday Consumer Spending Survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, 45.6 percent of holiday shoppers say […]