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American Express loses case involving retailer policies

...the consequence has been high fees for merchants and consumers," said Mallory Duncan, general counsel for the National Retail Federation, which represents most of the nation's most well-known retail companies.The ruling will not change...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-19/american-express-loses-cas
Super Bowl brings big business to Augusta area restaurants

...will spend an average $77.88 on game day food, new TVs, athletic apparel and decorations, according to the National Retail Federation's annual Super Bowl Spending survey.The new Twin Peaks restaurant in Augusta Exchange should start to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2015-01-29/super-bowl-
Augusta area florists hope for big Valentine's Day after last year's ice storm

...Nationally, consumers are expected to spend a record $18.9 billion this Valentine's Day, according to the National Retail Federation.Nearly 38 percent of those shoppers will buy flowers for a total of $2.1 billion.Although floral sales...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2015-02-11/augusta-are
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
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
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
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
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
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
Holiday sales seen rising 4.1%

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

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-07/holiday-sales-seen-rising-