Shoppers keep coming out in force, as retailers keep inventory stock at good levels while still offering promotions.
In another sign the economy is coming back, import cargo volume by shipping containers is expected to rise sharply this month.
With consumer confidence on the rise, the NRF says Americans getting money back plan to break out and spend some on themselves.
The industry trade group says it’s ‘cautiously optimistic’ about growth, citing low hiring and higher energy costs as negative factors.
Research shows that while consumers are willing to buy, they’re being more thoughtful about what’s important.
The National Retail Federation has outlined some proactive steps for retailers to take, advising them to take charge of their destinies, instead of waiting for change to come to them. “A new playbook must be developed for the evolving environment,” the NRF says. “Going forward, new, differentiated and unique merchandise, targeted to the right consumer, […]
Retail trade group sees big things in the year ahead. Does that also include an end to this ongoing recession?
In a hopeful sign for shopkeepers everywhere, the NRF reports that retail sales rose again in October. Is there a light at the end of the tunnel?
As politicians grapple with the issue of deficit reduction, some pundits such as The Atlantic Monthly’s Derek Thompson, and former chairman of the Federal Reserve, Paul Volcker, are floating the idea of a value added tax, or VAT, to help close the budget shortfall. The National Retail Federation commissioned a study of public opinion on […]
Retail managers need to change their corporate culture if they want to make the most of all their assets, whether digital or physical. That’s the conclusion of a new study conducted by Retail Systems Research, in partnership with the National Retail Federation. According to the study, “Creating a single brand identity across all channels,” remains […]