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Deliveries improve for FedEx, UPS

...for other payment forms, such as cash and check. The forecast does not provide an actual dollar figure.The National Retail Federation, the nation's largest retail trade group, had previously said it expects sales for the season ? November...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-26/deliveries-improve-fedex-u
Shoppers rush to stores on day after Christmas

...2013 holiday shopping survey conducted by the National Retail Federation.The NRF predicts the week after Christmas...Not so much exchanging."According to the National Retail Federation, gift cards have been the top-requested...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2014-12-26/shoppers-ru
Holiday shoppers rush out for last-minute purchases

...23, among the top 10 traffic and sales days of the holidays.About 47 percent of consumers surveyed by the National Retail Federation had not finished their holiday shopping by Dec. 10. Nine percent of shoppers said they would wait until...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2014-12-23/holiday-sho
Traditional toys remain popular Christmas buys

...year. 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...

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
Americans expected to spend $2.5 billion on Cyber Monday

...Turtles Battroborg Electronic Battle Game that is usually $80.The name "Cyber Monday" was coined in 2005 by the National Retail Federation's online arm, Shop.org, to encourage people to shop online. After retailers revved up deals for the...

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...

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

...up 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
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