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Traditional toys remain popular Christmas buys

...This year is more clothes, sports gear, gift cards and stuff to go with their iPod."According to the National Retail Federation, classic toys including Legos, remote controlled vehicles, action figures and Barbie dolls comprise the bulk...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2014-12-19/traditional
Let's fill some stockings

...serious illness or loss of a job. The needs in our community are as diverse as our population.According to the National Retail Federation, the average shopper is expected to spend more than $800 this year on gifts, decorations and other holiday...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-12-08/lets-fill-some-stocki
Area retailers see bright holiday sales outlook

...percent to $50.9 billion, according to the National Retail Federation.Despite the lukewarm national statistics...holiday sales during November and December. The National Retail Federation predicts total spending will increase by 4...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2014-12-05/area-retail
Chrysler, GM post US sales gains in November as Black Friday deals, low gas prices draw buyers

...Toyota, Honda and Volkswagen also reported gains. Sales fell at Ford, Hyundai and Nissan.According to a National Retail Federation survey of 4,000 shoppers, sales were down 11 percent to $50.9 billion over the four-day holiday compared...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-02/chrysler-gm-post-us-sales-
Americans expected to spend $2.5 billion on Cyber Monday

...was coined in 2005 by the National Retail Federation's online arm, Shop...according to estimates by the National Retail Federation.Research firm comScore...million Web users.The National Retail Federation has forecast overall holiday...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-11-30/americans-expected-spend-2
Black Friday crowds lighter at many local stores

...Thanksgiving this year, while dozens of other national retailers welcomed customers in the early evening.In the National Retail Federation's early predictions of the 2014 Thanksgiving shopping weekend, which runs from Thursday to Sunday, it expected...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2014-11-28/black-frida
Syrian Electronic Army hacks Gigya Web site

...briefly on some retail sites just as they prepared for the biggest shopping day of the year on Friday. The National Retail Federation did not immediately comment Thursday.Still, the issue appeared to be resolved quickly.The hackers rerouted...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-11-27/syrian-electronic-army-hac
3 tips for using credit wisely during the holidays

...card offers.Even so, many shoppers will reach for a credit card this holiday season.A recent survey by the National Retail Federation found that about 38 percent of consumers planned to rely on credit to buy their holiday gifts. That's up...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-11-30/3-tips-using-credit-wisely
US consumer spending up 0.2 percent in October

...in part to solid gains in employment and falling gas prices, which give people more to spend elsewhere.The National Retail Federation, a trade group, is forecasting that holiday sales will rise 4.1 percent this year, compared with 2013...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-11-26/us-consumer-spending-02-pe
Lackluster consumer, business spending may slow US growth in final months of 2014

...market and falling gas prices, economists say American households are ready to shed any lingering caution. The National Retail Federation, a trade group, is forecasting that holiday sales will rise 4.1 percent from last year. That would be the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-11-26/lackluster-consumer-busine