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Holiday sales seen rising 4.1%

...said Matthew Shay, president and CEO of the National Retail Federation. "The lagging economic recovery, though improving...still top of mind for many Americans."The National Retail Federation said Tuesday that it expects sales during the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-07/holiday-sales-seen-rising-
Halloween shoppers hit Augusta-area stores

...merchandise there is not restocked after selling out."This is normally our Black Friday," Haley said.The National Retail Federation predicts that a record number of Halloween participants will purchase costumes this year.According to an NRF...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2014-10-17/halloween-s
Obama announces plan to tighten security for debit cards used for federal benefits

...which can only be effective if merchants have the technology to accept the cards at the point of sale."The National Retail Federation's president, Matthew Shay, said the group "continues to work with our members and other stakeholders on...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-17/obama-announces-plan-tight
Holiday hiring in full swing

...This year, we could see hiring return to levels not seen since the height of the dot.com boom."The National Retail Federation projects that retailers will hire between 725,000 and 800,000 seasonal workers."These holiday positions...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2014-10-10/holiday-hir
Kohl's holiday hiring to rise by a third

...in its credit operations.A retailer's hiring plans can indicate its expectations for the holiday shopping season, which accounts for 20 percent of the retail industry's annual sales, according to the National Retail Federation.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-09-17/kohls-holiday-hiring-rise-
Will Apple's digital wallet kill the card swipe?

...Apple Pay. That's only 5.5 percent of the 3.6 million retail locations in the U.S., according to the National Retail Federation. The biggest U.S. retailers, including Wal-Mart and Best Buy, are not participating in Apple Pay.The...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-09-13/will-apples-digital-wallet
National Retail Federation: Holiday sales seen rising 4.1 percent this season

...the past two years.The National Retail Federation, the nation's largest...president and CEO of the National Retail Federation, based in Washington...uncertainty that led the National Retail Federation to predict slower growth...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2012-10-02/national-retail-federation
Back-to-school shoppers take note: Pay no tax this weekend

...list.The potential savings, she said, were "worth the wait, worth the lines and worth the hassle."The National Retail Federation has projected that combined sales from back-to-school and back-to-college shopping will generate nearly...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2014-08-01/back-school
Shoppers getting jump-start on back-to-school purchases

...remain relatively flat from last year, dipping slightly from $26.7 billion to $26.5 billion in 2014. The National Retail Federation, which surveyed nearly 6,200 consumers, attributed the drop to households containing slightly fewer students...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2014-07-25/shoppers-ge
Gift for retailers

...Comes Santa Claus.The National Retail Federation predicts that 2010 holiday...2008, according to the National Retail Federation.Many area retailers...is behind them," said National Retail Federation president and CEO Matthew...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2010-10-30/gift-retail
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