Entries tagged with: National Retail Federation

Retailers welcome progress on trade

The National Retail Federation issued the following statement from Senior Vice President for Government Relations David French after the Trump administration announced that a scheduled tariff hike from 25% to 30% on $250 billion worth of goods from China will not take place next week as negotiators finalize a tentative trade deal. “Retailers are encouraged by the progress made between the United States and China and are pleased that the administration has listened to the…  » Read more
Shooting Cupid’s Arrow

Shooting Cupid’s Arrow

Fall in love with the new and the old this Valentine’s Day According to a Prosper Insights and Analytics survey done by the National Retail Federation, adults were expected to spend more than $17 billion on Valentine’s Day in 2014 — that’s “billion” with a “b” — creating a huge retail opportunity for party stores. While 91 percent planned to spend on their significant other ($85.76), 59 percent of shoppers planned to show their appreciation…  » Read more
Tricks, Treats and Trends

Tricks, Treats and Trends

Get the numbers for Halloween 2014   Considering it’s nearly February and your stores are filled with hearts and Cupid and not pumpkins and ghouls, it’s a little hard to get excited about Halloween trends for 2014. But as we all know, that’s the cycle of retail, and it’s time to start looking ahead. According to the National Retail Federation’s (NRF) Halloween Spending Survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, nearly 158 million consumers were…  » Read more

According to NRF, Fewer Americans to Celebrate Halloween

Cooler fall weather may bring cooler sales this Halloween, as fewer Americans plan to celebrate the spooktacular holiday. According to NRF’s Halloween Spending Survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, nearly 158 million consumers will participate in Halloween activities, slightly less than the survey high of 170 million people last year. Those celebrating will also trim their budgets, with the average celebrant expected to spend $75.03 on décor, costumes, candy and fun, down from $79.82…  » Read more

Seven in 10 Americans Plan to Celebrate Halloween This Year

According to the National Retail Federation’s (NRF’s) 2012 Halloween consumer spending survey conducted by BIGinsight, a record 170 million people plan to celebrate Halloween this year. Seven in 10 Americans (71.5 percent) will get into the haunting Halloween mood, up from 68.6 percent last year and the most in NRF’s 10-year survey history. Consumers are expecting to spend more too; the average person will spend $79.82 on decorations, costumes and candy, up from $72.31 last…  » Read more