Walmart learned an important lesson about corporate reputation in the mid-2000s, CEO Doug McMillon said at the National Retail Federation's annual Big Show in January. It realized it needed to focus on being a good citizen in addition...Show More Summary
The National Retail Federation expects sales to be stronger this year than 2017 and says that despite continuing store closures the industry is healthy
This year, Americans will spend $15.3 billion on the Super Bowl, according to the National Retail Federation.
Earlier this month, Apple Pay head Jennifer Bailey attended the National Retail Federation conference in New York City, talking about Apple’s effect on retail with Apple Pay, its own retail stores, and more. Bailey explained at the event that Apple Pay continues to grow and have a dramatic impact on commerce… more…
If a picture is worth a thousand words, how much is a shoppable image on Instagram worth? Announced at last week's National Retail Federation conference, Salesforce Commerce Cloud revealed that retailers can now use their entire product catalog to create shoppable posts on Instagram. This includes product details like the price, name and a short...
Last week saw the National Retail Federation (NRF) host its annual NRF Big Show in New York. The event is traditionally where the industry meets to discuss recent and expected future retail trends and this year the focus was on how the latest technology in the world of retail and commerce can be harnessed most […]
January is CES, the National Retail Federation and of course the run up to the Super Bowl. Not to be forgotten is the boondoggle of all boondoggles, the very well timed PTC gathering in Honolulu which is happening now, just before the NFL's Pro Bowl comes to the island. Show More Summary
At the National Retail Federation’s (NRF) annual show last week, Microsoft announced several new capabilities and enhancements to Dynamics 365 for Retail. Microsoft claims that these new features provide tools for retailers to combine the best of digital and in-store to deliver differentiated customer experiences to drive growth. Show More Summary
Retail stocks are up, some over 3%, on solid numbers from the National Retail Federation. Sales rose 5.5% last November and December compared to the previous year. Americans spent 5.5% more in November and December 2017, reaching $691.9...Show More Summary
Heading into the holiday season, retailers had a cautious optimism driven in part by a National Retail Federation (NRF) prediction that sales would grow between 3.6% and 4%. What the NRF could not predict about the crucial months of November and December was where people would shop. Show More Summary
In October, the National Retail Federation announced that it expected holiday sales to increase between 3.6 and 4 percent in 2017. This would create a total spending of $678.75 billion to $682 billion, up from $655.8 billion last year. Show More Summary
Consumers said they planned to spend an average $967 during the 2017 holiday season, according to research from the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics. That's a lot of money, and you can bet that plenty of holiday shoppers blew their budgets in the process. But here's...
Americans’ love affair with online shopping continues to grow, and retailers predict a 7 to 10 percent increase in online sales this holiday season, according to the National Retail Federation. While that news might make retailers giddy, security experts are reiterating their annual warnings that the convenience of online shopping comes with hazards. Show More Summary
An estimated 115 million people planned to snatch up bargains (real or imagined) on the day after Thanksgiving, according to the National Retail Federation. But that wasn’t the extent of the holiday buying. The NRF’s annual survey indicated that: 32 million planned to shop on Thanksgiving Day. Show More Summary
As you spend the day scanning for great deals on six-piece, non-stick cookware sets, here’s some interesting internet history for you: When the National Retail Federation was thinking about how to brand the Monday after Thanksgiving as a big shopping day, it considered several options. Show More Summary
This year, the National Retail Federation predicts Americans will spend somewhere in the ballpark of $682 billion in November and December alone. That mind-bogglingly big number includes everything from a big turkey dinner for the whole family to that smart fork your mom’s been dropping not-so-subtle hints about. Show More Summary
Shoplifting and employee theft both increased in 2016. Shoplifting cost employers $798.48 per incident and employee theft cost $1,922.80 per occurrence, according to National Retail Federation statistics. A decrease in retail security budgets has contributed to this growing theft, the NRF’s research found. Show More Summary
Don't let the success of Cyber Monday fool you: Black Friday is still a massive holiday spending day. According to the National Retail Federation, over 154 million consumers shopped over Black Friday weekend in 2016 — up from 151 million the year before. Chances are, you're going to be one...
Black Friday shopping has become almost as much of an American tradition as Thanksgiving itself, with more than 154 million people shopping in stores and online on Black Friday in 2016, according to the National Retail Federation. Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments
It’s that scary time of year — sugar season. You might know it as Halloween, when Americans are predicted to buy $2.7 billion worth of candy, according to the National Retail Federation. However, dentists and wary parents know the holiday is the unofficial launch of a sweets bacchanal that starts...