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Economists use a variety of indicators and resources to measure the economy, be it retail sales, consumer surveys or employment data. While these tools help create a foundation for understanding the overall state of the economy they do not always paint a very clear or complete picture of consumer spending or behavior. Take the past […]

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It is very apparent, through polling and surveys, that Americans are feeling a bit nervous about their personal economy as a result of the dysfunction in Washington. Just as national polling during the government shutdown indicated that about a third of consumers would be changing their spending habits as a result of the shutdown, further […]

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History has a way of repeating itself – particularly in our nation’s capital. Picture this: Congress spends months procrastinating on crucial economic issues, pushing the debate into the holiday shopping season, when retailers – the center of our nation’s consumer-led economy – do anywhere between 20 percent and 40 percent of their annual business. Consumers […]

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In the business world, leaders don’t have the luxury to have a back and forth debate on how to fix company problems. They are forced to make hard decisions, sometimes very quickly, to run a successful business. If our current government leaders were in corporate America, no doubt, they’d be fired by now. But here […]

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Is the lack of “bad” economic news affecting consumers’ spending habits and sentiment in a good way? Bloomberg recently reported that confidence in the economy climbed to the highest level in almost six years in May as rising real estate values and record stock prices boosted household wealth. And NRF’s latest consumer survey conducted by Prosper […]

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Congress is trying to fix the “fiscal cliff” by the end of the year. But NRF is telling lawmakers the real deadline is Black Friday. NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay explained in a letter to President Obama and Congress that many retailers make a quarter or more of their annual sales during the holiday […]

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It’s true. Retail’s impact on the Big Apple is historic and distinct. Retailers have a special place in their hearts for the city that never sleeps, so it’s only fitting that the retail industry’s biggest event, Retail’s BIG Show, would take place yearly in America’s favorite big city. Regardless of whether you’re a 30-year veteran […]

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NRF’s annual State of the Industry survey, Retail Horizons: Benchmarks 2010- Forecasts 2011, is every U.S. retailer’s opportunity to benchmark their company against peers and other retail companies in nine functional areas. The ninth survey, conducted by the NRF Foundation with support from survey partner KPMG, is in the field through October 15 and once […]

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Each month, BIGresearch conducts a Consumer Intentions & Actions Survey for NRF and others, surveying over 8,000 consumers.  Watch the highlights from the March 2010 survey in this video, including which retailers shoppers are frequenting and consumer plans for future purchases.  The survey found that “increasing confidence in the economy and less concern over job loss […]

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Just experienced a session on creating a lasting memory with shoppers/consumers. An interesting topic, given that the past few years of economic turmoil have given way to a changed consumer, one who has become very focused on price. But when the economy rebounds, and consumers have a few more dollars in their pockets and the mindsets that […]

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