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NRF CEO Talks State of Retail in 2024


NRF CEO and president Matthew Shay joined the “Retail Gets Real” podcast live alongside Bill Thorne, NRF senior vice president of communications and public affairs, from Retail’s Big Show to talk about the event, how retailers fared this holiday season …

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$743 Billion in Merchandise Returned in 2023


Retailers have been focused on efforts to mitigate returns, as total returns for the industry amounted to $743 billion in 2023, a return rate of 14.5%, according to a report released by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Appriss Retail. …

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Thanksgiving Shopping Numbers Surpass Expectations

2022 Thanksgiving Weekend

A record 200.4 million consumers shopped over the five-day holiday weekend from Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday, surpassing last year’s record of 196.7 million, according to the annual survey of almost 3,500 consumers, released by the National Retail Federation (NRF) …

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Record Shopping Coming Thanksgiving Weekend

Thanksgiving weekend

An estimated 182 million people, 15.7 million more than last year, are planning to shop in-store and online on Thanksgiving weekend this year, according to the annual survey by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Prosper Insights & Analytics. It …

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Census Data Shows Retail Sales Growth in October

Retail sales

Retail sales kept up a long streak of year-over-year gains in October even though the growth rate continued to slow, says Jack Kleinhenz, National Retail Federation (NRF) chief economist, in response to the U.S. Census Bureau’s release of monthly data …

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Record Number of Consumers to Celebrate Halloween in 2023

Halloween 2023

Total Halloween spending in 2023 is expected to reach a record $12.2 billion, outpacing last year’s record of $10.6 billion, according to the National Retail Federation’s (NRF) annual survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics. A record number of people, …

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Tech Takeaways From NRF 2023: Retail’s Big Show

NRF Tech Takeaways

Tech Giants: Hear from former execs of technology powerhouses Amazon and Google at the 2023 NHPA Independents Conference. Learn more at YourNHPA.org/conference. Bringing together players from across the industry, NRF 2023: Retail’s Big Show focused on innovation, new ideas and …

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