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In the final hours before the Senate’s historic Monday night vote to approve sales tax fairness legislation, NRF executives took to the airwaves to argue that “a sale is a sale” when it comes to requiring online sellers to collect sales tax the same as local stores. NRF Senior Vice Presidents David French and Ellen […]

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As retailers are gearing up for the biggest shopping weekend of the year and Americans are working on their holiday shopping lists, two things are top-of-mind: rebuilding in the wake of Superstorm Sandy and the looming fiscal cliff. In a recent interview on Bloombgerg TV, NRF’s Senior Vice President Ellen Davis discussed the impact of […]

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With U.S. employment projections for March streaming in, it seems the unemployment rate may hold steady at the thee-year low of 8.3 percent. That’s the addition of an average of 245,000 jobs a month over the first three months of the year. So which industries are leading the charge in this employment spike? It’s the […]

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I just love commercials. Funny, poignant, emotional – I like them all. And I’m not alone. Throughout the year, a group of my colleagues and I send each other emails with links to a commercial we may have seen over the weekend or that we’ve seen mentioned in the news somewhere. Over the years, these […]

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As millions of shoppers hit stores early Black Friday morning, retailers rolled out their best sales and promotions to give consumers what they really wanted this year: value. And if the scores of people lined up outside stores were anything to go by, it certainly seems that the industry is on for another Black Friday bonanza this […]

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It’s Halloween and consumers everywhere have already had a frightfully good time this month. Tonight’s the night theme songs like the Adams Family, Ghostbusters and Monster Mash were made for, and with the holiday expected to be bigger than ever this year, we fully expect consumers to go all out – even those stuck in nearly two feet […]

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I can’t believe I’m writing a holiday-themed blog post already. And not because it’s September and I feel the holidays are still too far away, it’s quite the contrary here at NRF. I simply can’t believe it because it feels like just yesterday we announced our 2010 forecast – then revised our holiday forecast – and […]

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Hours before the clock struck midnight this Black Friday, millions of holiday shoppers lined up outside of stores across the country, eager to get their hands on hot holiday merchandise. Retail executives and NRF spokespeople were also up bright and early, sharing their insights into what Black Friday 2010 will bring and what it all means. NRF Chairman, […]

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The air is crisp and there’s even snow on the ground in a few parts of the country. Fall festivals and pumpkins are just about everywhere. Yes, it’s October, which means it’s time to think about…Christmas? While retailers are already gearing up for the holiday season this month, they’re not the only ones: in fact, […]

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It’s no surprise people love bargains. In this economy, it’s safe to say bargain hunting has a whole new meaning. Consumers’ discretionary shopping all but came to a stop in late 2008, leaving retailers with no choice but to cut back on inventory in 2009 and put those savings into sales and promotions for their shoppers. […]

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