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Last updated: 01/13/2017 - 07:18

Retail sales in November and December came in stronger than the National Retail Federation had predicted

Last updated: 04/08/2015 - 01:13
Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to rise 8 percent this month over the same time last year as West Coast ports continue to recover from a backlog of cargo that built up before a tentative new labor agreement was


Last updated: 01/13/2015 - 20:53
Confident consumers stocked up on holiday gifts and other merchandise over the 2014 holiday season, helping boost overall holiday retail sales to their highest level since 2011.
Last updated: 07/23/2014 - 01:44
The National Retail Federation today lowered its retail sales forecast for 2014 because of slow growth recorded during the first half of the year, but said sales are expected to grow significantly faster over the next five months.


Last updated: 05/12/2014 - 22:03
Despite nicer spring weather, consumers tempered their spending in the month of April.
Last updated: 04/04/2014 - 04:11

Press release:

WASHINGTON, April 4, 2014 – The National Retail Federation today issued the following statements from NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay and Chief Economist Jack Kleinhenz in response to the March jobs report:

Last updated: 12/11/2013 - 23:44

Press release: