Back-to-School and College Spending Expected to Reach $82.8 Billion

| Daniela Forte

Total back-to-school spending for children in K-12 and college combined is projected to reach $82.8 billion this year, down from $83.6 billion in 2017, according to the National Retail Federation’s annual survey, which was conducted with research partner Prosper Insights & Analytics. Here are the results from the survey and what it means for the back-to-school shopping season.

4 Key Takeaways from NRF 2018

| Georgina Nelson

This year’s Big Show had retailers buzzing about new products, partners and acquisitions. Following a show of this size and scope, it can be difficult to sift through the noise and figure out which takeaways to apply to your own business operations. Here is a look back at NRF 2018 and what retailers can expect in the year ahead.

NRF’s Big Show Puts Major Retail Disruptions on Display, With a Hopeful Look to the Future

| Daniela Forte

The National Retail Federation’s Big Show was buzzing in New York as tens of thousands of attendees celebrated the encouraging growth of 2017 holiday sales, while gazing at next-gen technology offerings that promised greater personalization, engagement and enhanced customer experiences, further melding the physical and digital realms. Here is a snapshot look at some of the latest trends at NRF’s Big Show.

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.