As existing brick and mortar giants such as Sears and Toys “R” Us are shuttering, a giant wave of freshman brick and mortar retailers are entering the scene. Where are these brands coming from? The Internet, of course. Most notably, the Instagram darling turned mega beauty brand Glossier opened a flagship store in New York […]
Every January, the National Retail Federation (NRF) hosts their annual Big Show at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. This event brings retailers off all shapes and sizes together to learn what’s new in our industry. The huge event attracts over 34,000 industry professionals and 13,000 retailers from all 50 states […]
165 million consumers shopped the five-day period between Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday according to the National Retail Federation who is calling the last five days a “very strong weekend.” The average shopper spent $313.29 on gifts and other holiday related items. Older Millennials and Gen Xers, 35 – 44 were the highest spenders, with an […]
Via the National Retail Federation Retailers are preparing for one of their biggest weekends of the year as an estimated 164 million people are already planning to go shopping Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday, according to the annual survey released Friday, November 16th by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics. “Whether it’s […]
The results are in for The National Retail Federation’s annual America’s Retail Champion of the Year. Florida retailer Lisa Mergel, owner of Kanvas, a boutique day spa and beauty products store in Tallahassee, was honored with the award at the 2018 Retail Advocates Summit on September 5th and 6th. The ARC program celebrates small business […]
A press release from the National Retail Federation. Once again, Americans are looking forward to splurging on their favorite candy, costumes and decorations during the Halloween season. According to the National Retail Federation’s annual survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, total spending for Halloween is expected to reach $9 billion, the second highest […]
As consumer product discovery continues to shift online, it makes sense that more and more retailers find their products online too. Yet, trade shows are still an essential aspect of the retail industry.
“Retail is not dead,” declared Matthew Shay, president and CEO of the National Retail Federation, Sunday morning amidst indisputable evidence: the NRF 2018 Innovation Lab. The Innovation Lab is a gathering of top technologies shaping the future of retail. Last year, we met Pepper the Robot in the NRF Innovation Lab. This year, companies such […]
On Tuesday, the National Retail Federation released their survey results from Thanksgiving Weekend. Instead of analyzing individual results of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday, the NRF survey took a holistic approach that better reflects the mindsets of modern shoppers. Mark Mathews, VP of research development and industry analysis for NRF says consumers […]
Nearly 40,000 retail industry professionals, including representatives from over 3,300 retail companies, 94 countries, and 50 states gathered at the Javits Convention Center in New York City last month for the annual National Retail Federation conference known as Retail’s BIG Show.