retail

Consumers prioritize holiday spending on family, friends

Purchasing gifts for friends and loved ones is a way for consumers to shift focus from the uncertainty and stress of the pandemic to celebrating the h ... more »

Retailers stock up, imports hit new record

Imports reached an all-time high this summer as retail sales bounced back from the pandemic and merchants replenished inventories and stocked up early ... more »

NRF offers optimism for the 2020 holiday sales

Consumer spending has recovered from the coronavirus pandemic more quickly than expected, but forecasting 2020 holiday sales is like assembling a jigs ... more »



NRF launches New Holiday Traditions campaign

By any measure, this holiday season will be unlike any other, and the National Retail Federation (NRF) is launching a nationwide consumer education c ... more »

Consumers celebrate Halloween despite COVID-19

Like many holidays this year, Americans are planning to celebrate Halloween despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The autumnal holiday may look a ... more »


Halloween and Costume Association releases Halloween safety guidelines 

Navigating the upcoming Halloween holiday in the time of COVID-19 is different than before. The Halloween and Costume Association announced new tools ... more »

Data indicates a need for economic stimulus measures

Data indicating that small business owners are increasingly pessimistic about the coronavirus shows the need for continued economic stimulus measures, ... more »

Halloween promises to be a once in a lifetime celebration

Speculation abounds surrounding our beloved celebration of costumes, candy and community. The Halloween groundswell has begun early this year as Ameri ... more »

Retail sales for July show positive movement

Retail sales continued to recover from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic in July, growing more slowly than the month before but adding to the str ... more »

Party City reveals new trends to celebrate Halloween safely

A recent Party City survey shows 96% of parents plan to celebrate Halloween this year, while 70% of them seek alternatives to traditional trick-or-tre ... more »

Report indicates retail imports will be at the lowest annual total in four years

Imports at major U.S. retail container ports during 2020 are expected to see their lowest total in four years as the impact of the coronavirus pandemi ... more »

Halloween Party & Expo moves to virtual platform

Halloween Party & Expo released a letter that announced an update to the show originally scheduled to take place Jan. 22-24, 2021 in Dallas, Texas ... more »

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