Back-to-School Shopping Expected to Reach $83.6 Billion

| Daniela Forte

According to the National Retail Federation’s annual survey, total spending including college and school combined is expected to reach $83.6 billion, more than a 10% increase from 2016’s $75.8 billion. See what other results this survey revealed for back-to-school and what it could mean for the holiday shopping season.

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NRF Predicts Retail Sales to Grow 3.1% in 2016

| MCM Staff

As wage stagnation eases, job growth continues and consumer confidence remains steady, the National Retail Federation is calling for 3.1% growth in retail industry spending, despite economic headwinds such as ongoing concerns about China, according to NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay.