retail trends

Inside the Industry: July 2020

In each issue, we feature information on the industry by compiling feedback from retailers in the industry. ... more »

The Power of Balloons

In the wake of COVID-19, people are still connecting — virtually, through snail mail and with balloons! Balloons have been a mainstay for decades, a ... more »

Let’s Pawty

I think we can all agree that pets won the great quarantine of 2020. Not only did they get extra attention and lots of outdoor walks, they also kept t ... more »



Halloween 2020 & 2021

Every year, Halloween enthusiasts find the perfect decorations, costumes and location to spend their favorite holiday. And with Halloween falling on a weekend for both this year and next year, Halloween lovers are poised to up the ante on their usual plans. ... more »

Examining millennial parents’ shopping habits

As millennials reach their late 20s and 30s, many are reaching their next step in life: parenthood. And findings from the spring edition of the Nation ... more »


SCOTUS seems split on intervening in online sales tax law after opening arguments

The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday, April 17 in the South Dakota v. Wayfair Inc. case that could significantly change online sales tax law ... more »

Total retail sales up slightly in February over January

February 2018 retail sales increased 0.3 percent seasonally adjusted over January and 4.4 percent year-over-year as the economy continued to grow, the ... more »

Eight retail trends for 2018

The year 2017 was one of the newsiest and noisiest retail years on record. It will be remembered as the year retail evolved and changed forever. We wi ... more »

7 retail surprises from 2017 and the opportunities they present for the future

2017 was a year of retail surprises. Amazon dominated retail news headlines and entered into nearly every retail category, but the year held other not ... more »

Retail predictions for 2018

By Jennifer Overstreet | National Retail FederationNo one knows more about retail than STORES Magazine Editor Susan Reda, and she believes the industr ... more »

Overall retail sales up during September

Hurricane recovery spending contributed to an increase in U.S. retail sales for the month of September.Retail sales increased 0.5% over August on a se ... more »

NRF launches consumer-behavior quarterly report Consumer View

The National Retail Federation has launched Consumer View, a new quarterly report designed to gauge consumer behavior and shopping trends related to s ... more »

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