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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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According to our stats, it was “all holidays, all the time” throughout the month of November for retailers as NRF holiday resources hit yearly highs throughout the end of the month. However, another important event occurred on November 2 that piqued the attention of many retail industry executives: the 2010 midterm elections. Between focusing on […]

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Although research shows that most retailers have already begun marketing efforts for the Christmas holidays, that’s not all that’s on their minds. In case you missed it, here’s what your retail peers found valuable for the month of October: NRF information: It’s no surprise that Halloween items topped our list of most valuable NRF resources […]

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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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After releasing our holiday forecast two weeks ago, we waited patiently to see if the findings from our first consumer survey would corroborate – or completely contradict – our economist’s analysis. Fortunately for us, the same conclusions can be drawn either way: the economy is still impacting shoppers, but there is reason for optimism. We’re […]

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This is the stuff retail legends are made of. In 1970, 28-year-old David Green, who worked full-time at a retail store, noticed that women who came in looking for picture frames often couldn’t find what they were looking for. Armed with a $600 loan and a bit of rented garage space, Green and a partner […]

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When Shop.org first coined the phrase “Cyber Monday” in 2005, Shop.org staff awaited anxiously for the 2006 holiday season to see if the trend was a one-hit-wonder or if online retail sales would continue to spark each Monday after Thanksgiving. Well, now we know how that played out, and the retail industry as a whole […]

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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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In the words of the Grateful Dead, “What a long, strange trip it’s been.” Just one year ago, NRF launched its blog. Since our very first post, we’ve covered everything from events to the health care reform debate and what’s happening in retail companies around the country. We’ve seen the blog morph from a website […]

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When we decided to aggregate and share the hottest items from our website, blog posts and NRF SmartBrief articles from the previous month, we learned something: we’re not the only ones who love knowing what’s popular. In fact, the September “What’s Hot” was so well-received among retailers that it was one of the most popular […]

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