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Analyzing 2021 Retail Sales Potential

2021 retail sales

The National Retail Federation (NRF) is evaluating how retail sales may perform in 2021 after 2020 saw both strong sales for some retail sectors and stalled activity in others. Overall, NRF says there are many economic indicators that point toward …

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Engaging Customers Through Curbside Pickup

curbside pickup

Recently, the National Retail Federation (NRF) spoke with Ron Lutz, chief retail officer at strategy firm Miller Zell. Lutz discussed how retailers can truly engage customers, even during social distancing and curbside pickups, which have grown increasingly common for home …

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Walmart U.S. CEO on Meeting New Shopper Needs

walmart

The National Retail Federation (NRF) recently hosted a webinar with Walmart U.S. president and CEO John Furner to learn how the company had pivoted during COVID-19 to ensure staff and shopper safety. In August, the company announced its second-quarter financial …

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NRF Issues Guidance for Retailers as COVID-19 Restrictions Ease

covid-19 restrictions

The National Retail Federation has released guidance for all retailers as cities, states and provinces begin to relax some COVID-19 restrictions. Called Operation Open Doors, the plan offers helpful insight into how to implement safe social distancing protocols and how …

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Presenting Retail as a Career

Adam Lukoskie of the National Retail Federation (NRF) is a leader within the NRF Foundation, which offers RISE Up, a training program designed to help people develop the skills to build careers in retail businesses of all types. Lukoskie provides …

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Retailers Must Diversify to Overcome Tariff Tensions

tariffs

Writing for the National Retail Federation (NRF)’s blog, president and CEO Matthew Shay reflected on the effects recent tariff escalations between the U.S. and China have taken on retail supply chains. Review some of his takeaways here. Retailers can’t move …

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Retailers Prepare for 165M Thanksgiving Weekend Shoppers

thanksgiving weekend shopping

New research from the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Prosper Insights & Analytics projects as many as 165.3 million people will shop during the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday weekend, traditionally one of the busiest retail periods each year. “The traditional Thanksgiving …

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2019 Holidays Expected to Garner Extra Spending

Holidays

Consumers will be spending 4 percent more on the winter holidays in 2019 than in 2018, according to the National Retail Federation (NRF). On average, shoppers plan to spend $1,048, buying gifts for family, friends and co-workers; purchasing food, decor …

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