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Retail holiday sales increase 4 percent

Retail holiday sales increase 4 percent

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, according to a news release issued by the National Retail Federation. Total holiday retail sales, which include November and December sales, increased 4 percent to $616 billion, which… Continue Reading Retail holiday sales increase 4 percent

Holiday return fraud projected to increase this year

The National Retail Federation estimated that retailers will lose $10.9 billion to fraud this year, including $3.8 billion from holiday returns. That number is up from $3.4 billion in fraudulent holiday returns received last year, according to the Federation’s 2014 Fraud Return Study. The 60 retailers polled estimate that 5.5 percent of their total holiday… Continue Reading Holiday return fraud projected to increase this year

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NRF: Winter weather affects retail spending

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NRF: Winter weather affects retail spending

Consumers leveled off post-holiday shopping and spending in the beginning of the year due in part to severe winter weather in much of the country. According to the National Retail Federation – the world largest retail trade association – January retail sales (excluding automobiles, gas stations and restaurants) were flat seasonally adjusted month-to-month yet increased… Continue Reading NRF: Winter weather affects retail spending

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Retail study shows effects of fraud in U.S.

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Retail study shows effects of fraud in U.S.

A study by the National Retail Federation recently found that return fraud–which it cites as a serious but misunderstood source of retail loss–will account for nearly $8.8 billion in fraud this year. According to the NRF’s Return Fraud Survey, nearly 6 percent of holiday returns are fraudulent and account for $3.4 billion. “While coverage of… Continue Reading Retail study shows effects of fraud in U.S.

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More Americans to rush in for Cyber Monday deals

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More Americans to rush in for Cyber Monday deals

Although many Americans spent Thanksgiving and Black Friday shopping, a National Retail Federation study predicts that another 131 million customers will go online today for Cyber Monday deals — 19 percent of whom will use mobile devices to do so. “Despite record-breaking online shopping Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday, holiday shoppers aren’t done yet; we… Continue Reading More Americans to rush in for Cyber Monday deals

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Consumer spending and retail sales ended the second quarter on a soft note, indicating that economic growth is weaker than expected. According to the National Retail Federation, a retail trade association, June sales increased 0.6 percent from May and 3 percent from the previous year. “Consumers remain wary,” NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay. “Even… Continue Reading Second-quarter retail sales show slower economic growth

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NRF predicts modest sales growth in 2013

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Retail industry sales will increase 3.4 percent in 2013, according to the National Retail Federation’s economic forecast. That’s less than the 4.2 percent increase seen in 2012, but the subdued forecast comes on the heels of a holiday season that had to compete with political wranging about the fiscal cliff. In the end, holiday sales… Continue Reading NRF predicts modest sales growth in 2013

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March retail numbers boosted by weather

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Thanks to an earlier Easter holiday and unseasonably warm weather, retailers in March saw solid sales growth, according to figures from the National Retail Federation. Continue Reading March retail numbers boosted by weather

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NRF revises forecast for merrier holiday sales

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Looks like the holiday will be even jollier than first thought – at least for the nation’s retailers. The National Retail Federation has revised its holiday forecast upward, expecting holiday sales to rise to 3.8 percent this year. The overall forecast is a record $469.1 billion in sales. NRF’s initial forecast called for anticipated sales… Continue Reading NRF revises forecast for merrier holiday sales

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Halloween spending to top $6.8 billion

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Halloween – it’s not just for kids anymore. Adults are spending more on the holiday than ever before – dressing up like zombies and vampires, vixens and nurses. It’s grown into the second most popular holiday of the year, according to the National Retail Federation. Americans are expected to spend $6.86 billion on Halloween costumes,… Continue Reading Halloween spending to top $6.8 billion

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