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Back-to-School Trends for 2022

back to school supplies

According to the National Retail Federation’s Annual 2021 Back-to-School Survey, 51 percent of K-12 and college shoppers begin shopping for the items they need as early as July. Make the grade by taking note of trending back-to-school items and the …

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Inflation Continued Upward Climb in March

March inflation

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported another jump in inflation in March, up 1.2 percent after a 0.8 percent increase in February. Inflation has risen 8.5 percent over the last 12 months, the largest 12-month increase since December 1981. …

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NRF Forecasts 6 to 8% Retail Sales Growth in 2022

sales growth 2022

The National Retail Federation (NRF) released its annual forecast, predicting a 6 to 8 percent growth in U.S. retail sales to more than $4.86 trillion in 2022. Nonstore and online sales year-over-year, which are included in the total figure, are …

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U.S. Inflation Continues to Soar

U.S. inflation

Last week, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers jumped 0.8 percent in February after an increase of 0.6 percent in January. The U.S. inflation rate over the last 12 months …

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Growth at Retail Ports to Slow During First Half 2022

retail ports

According to the monthly Global Port Tracker report, imports at the nation’s congested container ports are expected to slow during the first half of 2022. The report, released by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Hackett Associates, found that even …

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NRF Brings Back In-Person Retail’s Big Show for 2022

Retail's Big Show

The National Retail Federation (NRF) held its annual Retail’s Big Show event last week in-person at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City. In 2021, the conference took place virtually. This yearly conference and expo bring together the …

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Holiday Spending Experiences Huge Growth in 2021

holiday spending 2021

The National Retail Federation (NRF) released the holiday spending numbers for 2021, which grew 14.1 percent over 2020. Holiday spending topped $886.7 billion, blowing NRF’s forecast, which was a growth of 11.5 percent, out of the water. The increase comes …

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Holiday Returns Will Cost Retailers More This Year

holiday returns

Despite an increase in holiday spending, retailers are facing a financial crunch with an increase in holiday returns that will cost them more money. Holiday spending between Nov. 1 and Dec. 24 was up 8.5 percent in 2021, according to …

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