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NRF says Valentine’s Day gift spending to reach new record

Total spending on significant others for Valentine’s Day is expected to reach a record $14.2 billion, according to the annual survey released by the... READ MORE »

NRF says $743B in merchandise returned in 2023

Total returns for the industry amounted to $743 billion in merchandise in 2023, according to a report released by the National Retail Federation and A... READ MORE »

Thanksgiving holiday weekend sees record number of shoppers

A record 200.4 million consumers shopped over the five-day holiday weekend from Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday, surpassing last year’s record... READ MORE »

NRF survey shows top 5 gift categories for the holidays

The latest survey from the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics shows the top items consumers are shopping for throughout t... READ MORE »

2023 holiday spending to reach record levels

Holiday spending is expected to reach record levels during November and December and will grow between 3% and 4% over 2022 to between $957.3 billion a... READ MORE »

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Consumers to spend nearly $900 this holiday season

Those celebrating the winter holidays expect to spend $875 on average on gifts, decorations, food and other key seasonal items, according to the Natio... READ MORE »

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Retailers urge Fed to lower debit card swipe fee cap

The National Retail Federation (NRF) urged the Federal Reserve to approve lowering its 21-cent cap on debit card “swipe” fees when the Board of Go... READ MORE »

NRF: Import cargo slows along with spending growth

Import cargo volume at the nation’s major container ports has already hit its expected peak for the year and should gradually slow headed into the h... READ MORE »

Retailers call on Congress to lower credit card swipe fees

The National Retail Federation unveiled a six-figure advocacy campaign to urge members of Congress to stand up for Main Street over Wall Street in sup... READ MORE »

NRF: Economy is growing but momentum slows

The economy is still growing, but not as fast as it was earlier this year, reported Jack Kleinhenz, chief economist for the National Retail Federation... READ MORE »

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