New NRF Board Members Announced

The National Retail Federation (NRF) announced that six new members have been elected to its Board of Directors. [Read more]

NRF: Retail Industry Adds 37,000 Jobs in July

The National Retail Federation (NRF) pegged retail job gains at 37,000 in July, with increases in general merchandise, food and beverage, and building and garden supply stores. [Read more]

Solid Start to Holiday Shopping Season

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November retail sales up 0.8 percent, seasonally adjusted from October, and up 4.4 percent, unadjusted year-over-year, NRF reports. [Read more]

Gift Cards Most Popular Present for 2012 Holidays [infographic]


Nearly 60 percent of consumers say they would like to receive gift cards this holiday season. [Read more]

Swipe Fee Reform Saves Millions

October marked the one-year anniversary of landmark Federal Reserve regulations that cut the average debit card swipe fee collected by the nation’s largest banks. [Read more]

Drive Holiday Sales and Repeat Business

halloween and holiday sales forecast

Halloween sales are projected to reach $8 billion this year, according to the National Retail Federation’s 2012 Halloween spending survey. [Read more]

Online Holiday Sales to Hit $96 Billion, Gift Cards and Clothing Top Wish Lists

NRF Consumer Holiday Spending Survey

NRF’s holiday consumer spending survey reveals that the average holiday shopper will spend $749.51. [Read more]

Sales Soar as Black Friday Evolves

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Black Friday’s days are numbered as retailers move toward a full weekend of promotions and events. [Read more]

Get-Out-The-Vote Initiative

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NRF has launched an initiative dedicated to educating and engaging America’s retail industry to encourage retail’s active participation in the elections. [Read more]

Groups Oppose Proposed Swipe Fee Settlement

Groups Oppose Swipe Fee Settlement

Letter outlines reasons behind opposition to proposed settlement of antitrust lawsuits filed by merchants against Visa, MasterCard. [Read more]