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By David Keene
Allowing states to innovate could reduce dependency on bureaucracy
Topic - National Retail Federation
The National Retail Federation is the world's largest retail trade association. Its members include department store, specialty, discount, catalog, Internet, and independent retailers, and chain restaurants and grocery stores. Members also include businesses that provide goods and services to retailers. NRF represents an industry that contains over 1.6 million U.S. retail establishments with more than 24 million employees and (2005) sales of $4.4 trillion. NRF is also an umbrella group that represents more than 100 associations of state, national and international retailers. - Source: Wikipedia
According to the National Retail Federation, consumers are expected to spend $17.3 billion — or $133.91 each this year — on Valentine’s Day. While up 2.2% from 2013, spending projections are down 6.9% as fewer consumers plan on giving this year.
Retailers may have taken a hit on Black Friday, but they are banking on Cyber Monday and Gray Thursday to deliver a much-needed boost in holiday shopping season sales.
Thanksgiving Day is no longer all about turkey: It's eating away at Black Friday shopping.
Retailers are expecting lower back-to-school sales than last year as parents look for ways to save money on their children
It's not comparable to Christmas nor Valentine's Day, but Easter spending on honey hams and chocolate bunnies still provides a springtime kick to the American economy, according to a leading national retail group.
With Thanksgiving behind us, investor and consumer attention is firmly focused on two things: the "fiscal cliff" in Washington and the strength of 2012 holiday shopping.
The holiday shopping season got off to a strong start over the long weekend, with nearly 5 in 6 Americans making an appearance at the malls or visiting retailers online as rising spirits prompted an early hunt for bargains.
Americans are expected to spend more during what's traditionally the busiest shopping season of the year, but they're not exactly ready to shop 'til they drop as they did the past two years.
Americans are expected to spend more during what's traditionally the busiest shopping season of the year, but they're not exactly ready to shop 'til they drop like they have been in the past two years.
The National Retail Federation is opposing a proposed $7.25 billion settlement that Visa Inc., MasterCard Inc. and major banks have agreed to pay retailers for alleged fee fixing.
With the lackluster July employment report behind us, we are firmly into August and the temporarily slower pace of life as summer vacation season sets in. To others, it means that preseason fall sports are getting under way -- football, lacrosse, field hockey and so on -- and many parents and students have kicked off back-to-school spending.
Black Friday, Cyber Monday and the crunch time of last-minute Christmas shopping are past, but retailers say they anticipate an equally busy Monday as shoppers take advantage of the three-day holiday weekend.
The Christmas shopping season started with a bang and the consumer mood is brightening at a critical time during the month that brings a quarter of the year's retail sales in the U.S.
Shoppers seem to be just as enthusiastic about shopping on their computers and smartphones on Cyber-Monday as they were about finding deals over the weekend.
The next time you swipe your credit card at check-out, consider this: It's a ritual the rest of the world deems outdated and unsafe.