Retail

NRF shares retail sales growth in August

NRF said that retail sales increased during August and that consumer demand outweighed the pandemic, supply chain disruptions and other factors affect... READ MORE »

Mastercard anticipates U.S. retail sales to grow this holiday season

Consumers and brands alike are gearing up for what’s anticipated to be the most wonderful holiday retail season on record. Overall expected sales g... READ MORE »

Schleich seeks a child with outstanding storytelling powers

This fall, Schleich, a manufacturer of animal characters and playsets, is looking for one special kid with outstanding storytelling and imaginative po... READ MORE »

Deliotte releases its annual holiday retail sales forecast

Holiday retail sales are likely to increase between 7% and 9% in 2021, according to Deloitte’s annual holiday retail forecast. Holiday Retail Sales... READ MORE »

NRF opposes the proposed business tax rate increases

The National Retail Federation (NRF) is speaking out against the proposed business tax rate increases intended to offset the costs of the $3.5 trillio... READ MORE »

NRF notes strong consumer spending relies more on labor market and job creation

Strong consumer spending over the past year has been boosted by government stimulus programs but will rely more on the labor market and job creation a... READ MORE »

Georgia's proclamation of September as Balloon Month

Georgia proclaims September as Balloon Month

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp has issued a proclamation declaring September as Balloon Month in Georgia. Thanks to the dedication of Maxine Burton, foun... READ MORE »

2021 World Candle Month Share the Light Digital Badge

NCA shares ideas for World Candle Month

Established in 2013 by the National Candle Association (NCA), World Candle Month is celebrated every September and promotes the various ways candles e... READ MORE »

NRF indicates retail sales slowed in July

Retail sales slowed during July as retailers continued to face supply chain disruptions and increased COVID-19 vaccinations allowed consumers to shift... READ MORE »

COVID-19 impacts continue to define consumer behaviors through end of 2021

While COVID-19 defined consumer behaviors in 2020—from a moratorium on travel to a burst in online sales—its impacts will still be felt in 2021. ... READ MORE »

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