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Another Record Mother’s Day Expected for Retailers

Finally, there is some good news for retailers. Mother’s Day 2017 is expected to generate about 10 percent more in retail revenues than in 2016. As reported by Ana Serafin Smith for the National Retail Federation: “Consumers say they will spend … Continue reading

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The People of Retail

Recently, the National Retail Federation (NRF) produced a new YouTube view about careers in retailing, called “People of Retail.” This video demonstrates that “retail isn’t just about the products — it’s about the people who make it all possible. Explore … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day Means Shopping $$$ for Retailers

The National Retail Federation reports that Valentine’s Day 2016 will generate almost $20 billion in sales: According its “Valentine’s Day Consumer Spending Survey conducted by Prosper Insights and Analytics, 54.8 percent of consumers will celebrate Valentine’s Day, spending an average … Continue reading

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Consider These Tips in Your Career

Here are a number of leadership tips in the form of quotes by prominent retail executives as compiled by the National Retail Federation. Click the image for a larger version.

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The NRF’s Top 25 People Impacting Retail in 2016

Each year, the National Retail Federation Foundation recognizes 25 “disruptors, dreamers, givers, influencers, and power players.” Read on to access the 2016 list: 2016’s Disruptors — They “are true originals who rock the boat with ideas so crazy, they just might … Continue reading

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Sales Tax Fairness Revisited

“Sales tax fairness” is a phrase by retail trade associations and numerous store-based retailers. It is intended to motivate Congress to require online retailers to collect sales tax in a manner consistent with store-based retailers. The latter feel that online … Continue reading

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This Is Retail: The Great Possibilities of a Career in Retailing

For the last year-plus, the National Retail Federation has sponsored a campaign called This is Retail: “Retail is about more than providing consumers with great products. In 2013, [we] introduced This is Retail to highlight the industry’s opportunities for life-long careers, … Continue reading

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