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Expert: Store Closings Aren’t a Retail Apocalypse

tools

Mark Mathews, vice president of research development and industry analysis for the National Retail Federation, answered questions from Hardware Retailing about what recent store closings and openings mean for the retail industry. Hardware Retailing (HR): Is the number of retail …

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Customers Want Blended In-Store Experiences

experiences

Customers’ expectations for in-store shopping experiences have grown as e-commerce and the capabilities of other retail technologies have changed. As Mark Mathews of the National Retail Federation (NRF) says in the Q&A here, consumers still want to shop in brick-and-mortar …

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Analyst Says Cashless Retail Legislation Is Unnecessary

cashless retail

Cashless retail remains a divisive topic, a recent report from Bloomberg confirms. In the article, some retailers say that  by eliminating cash transactions, they provide quicker service, enabling employees to focus on customer service and complete more transactions. Opponents say …

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10 Approaches to Address Loss Prevention

Earlier this summer, the National Retail Federation (NRF) released its 2019 National Retail Security Survey. The organization compiles the report based on surveys from loss prevention professionals who represent 63 companies within more than a dozen retail segments. The survey …

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Understanding Implications of Chinese Tariffs

made in china

Jonathan Gold, a trade expert for the National Retail Federation, answered questions from Hardware Retailing about the effects of recent Chinese tariffs. He provides insight into new 25 percent trade duties levied on hundreds of billions of dollars in Chinese …

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Selling Gift Cards and More for Father’s Day

selling gift cards

Your home improvement store is likely full of Father’s Day gift options, especially since gift cards and tools are among the popular items consumers buy for their dads to celebrate the holiday. Consumers will be spending $16 billion on Father’s …

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Targeting Multiple Generations of Shoppers With Events

Retail events are attracting shoppers from across generations, but younger shoppers are the biggest fans. Nearly 50 percent of all U.S. consumers attended an in-store event in 2018, according to research from the National Retail Federation (NRF). More shoppers from …

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2018 Holiday Sales Projected to Rise More Than 4 Percent

2018 holiday sales

Many retailers will see an increase in holiday shopping this year, according to a new report from the National Retail Federation (NRF). The organization projects holiday spending to increase between 4.3 and 4.8 percent in November and December. That figure …

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