National Retail Federation

Parents
Back to school shopping is a yearly tradition for families around the country, and it can easily get expensive. In 2016, the
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Business
Easier said than done How can Bricks and Mortar stores survive and thrive There is another important issue that is often
Business
Will you be attending? What are your not-to-be missed activities at this years Summit? One-on-One eCommerce Strategy Session
Business
Did you hear that one of our fave DIY resources is changing with the times? I call Home Depot one of our favorites, because they are the fourth largest retailer in the United States, with consistent sales growth over the past two years. Haven't we all shopped there at some point?
Business
Back-to-school spending has gone far beyond the last minute, discount-store rush for pens, pencils and paper that many of us remember as kids. But it often still starts with traditional expenses like clothes, shoes, school supplies and books - and the added latest digital technology.
Business
CEOs contended their corporations are too poor to pay overtime, but on their next quarterly call with shareholders, they'll brag about record profits. In 2013, corporate profits were at their highest level in 85 years. That same year, employee compensation was at its lowest level in 65 years.
Post 50
Stock market volatility and reports of lost consumer confidence are the latest indicators feeding the anxieties about a global economic slow-down. If you listen to the pundits, you'll hear that 2015 is beginning with a "surprise slump" and a gloomy economic air.
Weird News
At the holiday times, people of Mustached American descent - real men of brawn, feline hatred, and power tools - are often at a loss for words as to all of this holiday gift giving fuss.
College
I am usually in the spirit of giving, my heart is usually open, and I believe in peace and good will toward everyone. And strangely, it is the holidays when I start to tighten up.
Politics
Profit will out, whether in Wall Street boardrooms or in the ashes of a south Asian sweatshop. All of which makes for ever wealthier plutocrats, consumers kept content with cheap goods, and if we do nothing about it, lousy citizens.
Business
Click here to see the eight companies that love Valentine’s Day From 24/7 Wall St.: Valentine’s Day spending is expected
Business
A growing number of shoppers are researching their purchases in-store then buying later online, which would be fine if the sale went to that retailer. But when it goes to Amazon or a competitor, it means the store served as an unpaid showroom.
Business
We can be sure of one thing: Wal-Mart has promised before that it would Buy American -- and it didn't. Like Sam Walton's promises 20 years ago, Bill Simon's rediscovery of American manufacturing in 2013 isn't worth the paper his press release was printed on.
Business
A record 27,000 retailers and technology vendors converged in NYC this week for the National Retail Federation's Big Show. On the heels of a modest holiday retail season -- up only 3 percent year over year -- three keywords dominated.
Business
Retail jobs are a crucial source of income for the families of workers in this sector, so why are there currently more than one million retail workers and their family members living in or near poverty? That's not what economic recovery looks like.
Business
But the fact that retailers were able to win the exemption is another indication of the industry’s powerful lobby. Thanks
Business
But both surveys showed a significant minority of people will not celebrate at all -- Visa survey said 21 percent and the
Business
But, given Ireland's tumultuous past, it's best to know your history before hawking St. Patrick's Day-themed swag. Already