Retail Sales Increase 0.6 Percent in November

Retail Sales Increase 0.6 Percent in November; In line with NRF Holiday Forecast Discounting Throughout the Month Shifted Consumer Spending WASHINGTON, December 11, 2014 – Holiday shoppers took advantage of deep discounting and early sales to lift retail spending in…

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Bargain Hunters Holding Out for Hot Holiday Deals

Bargain Hunters Holding Out for Hot Holiday Deals, According to NRF Survey NRF/Prosper Survey Finds Significant Jump in Intended Credit Card Usage WASHINGTON, November 12, 2014 - Procrastinators and bargain hunters alike are taking their time getting started with their…

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Retailers Preparing for Surge in Online Shopping

Retailers Preparing for Surge in Online Shopping with Re-Focused Shipping Calendar, According to Shop.org WASHINGTON, October 27, 2014 – With expectations higher than ever for a merry omnichannel holiday season, retailers are assertively preparing their shipping operations to avoid delivery…

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15% of Shoppers Turning to Premium Products

According to new data from IRI, 15% of shoppers will be boosting their purchases of natural, organic and premium products in the coming year. "The word 'premium' means different things to different consumers," said Susan Viamari, IRI's editor of thought…

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Companies Live and Die by Their Employees

Businesses with fewer than 500 employees drive the economy, and represent about 55% of all jobs in the country. However, finding suitable employees can be tough. Small Business Owners with limited time and resources need to make every new hire…

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“This is Retail” from NCRMA & NRF

Raleigh, NC - April 24, 2014 – The North Carolina Retail Merchants Association (NCRMA) in conjunction with the National Retail Federation (NRF) is announcing a new initiative to broaden and enhance perceptions of the retail industry in North Carolina. The…

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