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US retail sales crawl upward in October led by online shopping

...a gain that would be above the 10-year average in holiday sales growth of 2.5 percent, according to the National Retail Federation. Clothiers hired 19,500 workers in October ahead of the shopping rush, the government said last week...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-11-13/us-retail-sales-crawl-upwa
Halloween pop-up stores cash in on holiday

...movie. Believe it or not, we actually carry the costume line for Orange is the New Black," she said. The National Retail Federation said the average buyer is planning to spend $42.50 on costumes this year. Costumes will represent $2...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2015-10-09/halloween-p
Holiday sales seen rising 3.7 percent

...nation's largest retail industry trade group. The National Retail Federation, based in Washington, D.C., predicts...tickets or big ticket necessities like cars. The National Retail Federation group said that a slower pace of job growth...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-10-08/holiday-sales-seen-rising-
Macy's plans to add 85K seasonal holiday hiring workers

...the holiday shopping season, which accounts for 20 percent of the industry's annual sales, according to the National Retail Federation.The positions will be filled at Macy's and Bloomingdale's stores, call centers, distribution centers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-09-21/macys-plans-add-85k-season
FedEx predicts 12 percent increase in holiday shipments

...the continuing shift in shopping from stores to online. Even still, the FedEx forecast is a bullish one. The National Retail Federation, for example, predicted that online sales in November and December will rise by between 6 percent and 8...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-10-26/fedex-predicts-12-percent-
HOLIDAY HIRING: Retailers adding to staffs ahead of customer crush

...coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas reported that the job market will be unchanged. Retailers have told the National Retail Federation that they'll hire between 700,000 and 750,000 seasonal workers this season, in line with last year's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2015-10-16/holiday-hir
Shoppers hit South Carolina stores during sales tax holiday

...back-to-school spending for K-12 and college students this year is expected to reach $68 billion, according to the National Retail Federation.Back-to-school shoppers also started early at the North Augusta Wal-Mart on Knox Avenue.Stephanie...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2015-08-07/shoppers-hi
Augusta back-to-school shoppers head out on sales tax holiday

...Normally this is a big weekend for us, almost on par with Black Friday," Moore said.According to the National Retail Federation, total back-to-school spending for K-12 and college students is expected to generate $68 billion this...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/back-school/2015-07-31/augusta-back-
Boosting overtime: Obama calls for broader coverage

...Sanders said.Yet the proposals won't necessarily produce a big raise for people like Swa and Hughey. The National Retail Federation, a business group, says its members would probably respond by converting many salaried workers to hourly...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-06-30/boosting-overtime-obama-ca
American Express loses case involving retailer policies

NEW YORK - American Express violated U.S. antitrust laws by barring merchants from asking customers to use one credit card over another.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-19/american-express-loses-cas