Research

NRF Expects Holiday Sales to Rise Despite Tariffs
October 4, 2019 at 1:46 pm

Despite economic uncertainty, the NRF predicts holiday sales will see an increase of up to 4.2 percent over 2018. Chief Economist, Jack Kleinhenz points to job growth and higher wages as two contributing factors to the group's positive outlook.

5G Phones Are REALLY Expensive Right Now
August 21, 2019 at 10:26 am

It's not a big shock that this first wave of 5g phones carries a premium price point. But even consumers' expectations for just how much higher they're priced have been exponentially surpassed.

CE Retail Confidence Crashes in August
August 1, 2019 at 3:16 pm

After riding a wave of success through the early summer months, the Dealerscope CE Retail Confidence Index hit an all-time low entering August.

Walmart Remains Steady on NRF Top 100 Retailers List
July 8, 2019 at 4:01 pm

Walmart topped the NRF's Top 100 Retailers list for this year, with Amazon following far behind them at No.2. While Walmart's dominance is apparent, it could potentially face some unsuspecting competition from dollar stores.

DS Index Drives to New Heights in June
June 3, 2019 at 9:40 am

The DS Index once again reached a new all-time high confidence score entering June. CE retailers reported strong sales performance and exceptionally high confidence in their ability to drive foot traffic as the summer months get under way.