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With Clock Ticking, Retailers and Consumers Prepare for a Very Big Holiday Shopping Weekend
Release Date: December 13, 2013

According to the National Retail Federation’s latest holiday survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, as of December 9, the average holiday shopper had completed half (49.9%) of their shopping, slightly less than the 56.5 percent they’d completed by this time last year.

Americans Gobbled Up Retailers’ Thanksgiving Weekend Deals, According to NRF
Release Date: December 01, 2013

More than 141 million unique shoppers have already or will have shopped by the end of the big Thanksgiving weekend, up from 139 million over the same time frame last year.

More than 131 Million Holiday Shoppers to Shop Online on Cyber Monday
Release Date: December 01, 2013

Although 141 million Americans took advantage of retailers’ holiday deals over Thanksgiving weekend, one of the biggest promotional events of the year is still to come. According to a National Retail Federation survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics over the weekend, more than 131 million (54.8%) shoppers plan to go online for Cyber Monday, up from the 129 million who participated last year.

Santa To Deliver Game Systems, iPads To Children This Year, According to NRF Survey
Release Date: November 21, 2013

Classic toys like LEGO and Barbie are still popular with children, but nontraditional items are finding a way onto children’s wish lists this year, according to NRF’s 2013 Top Toys survey conducted by Prosper Insights and Analytics

Americans Making Progress with Gift Lists, According to NRF
Release Date: November 12, 2013

Early October holiday promotions struck a chord with millions of Americans as 53.8 percent of shoppers say they have already started holiday shopping, according to the National Retail Federation’s holiday consumer spending survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics. Specifically, just 46.2 percent say they have yet to start, the smallest percent in the survey’s history.

Americans Making Good Progress on Holiday Shopping Lists
Release Date: December 13, 2012

According to NRF’s latest holiday survey conducted by BIGinsight, the average person has completed 56.5 percent of their shopping, up from the 46.5 percent this time last year and the highest percentage in the survey’s 10-year history.

Thanksgiving Day Promotions Win Over Millions of Holiday Shoppers, According to NRF
Release Date: November 25, 2012

The New England Patriots and the Washington Redskins weren’t the only winners this Thanksgiving Day as more than 35 million Americans visited retailers’ stores and websites Thursday – up from 29 million last year – scoring deals on everything from hot electronic items to cashmere sweaters and toys. According to a National Retail Federation survey conducted by BIGinsight over the weekend, traffic and spending grew over the entire weekend*.

NRF CEO: “Thanksgiving Shopping Quickly Becoming Holiday Tradition for Millions of Americans”
Release Date: November 23, 2012

Even the post-turkey coma couldn’t keep a good shopper down last night as millions of people across the country lined the sidewalks late Thursday night and by midnight on Black Friday to stock up on discounted toys, laptops, tablets, apparel, and more.

Santa to Bring High-Tech Gadgets, Familiar Favorites to Children This Holiday Season
Release Date: November 20, 2012

Children’s wish lists this holiday season are full of the latest gadgets such as Apple iPads and the Nintendo Wii U, but there’s still demand for some classic gifts like LEGOs, dolls and toy cars according to NRF’s 2012 Top Toys survey conducted by BIGinsight.

Up to 147 Million Shoppers to Visit Stores, Shop Online Black Friday Weekend, According to NRF
Release Date: November 15, 2012

According to a preliminary Black Friday shopping survey, up to 147 million people plan to shop Black Friday weekend (Friday, Saturday and Sunday), a slight decrease from the 152 million who planned to do so last year.

Consumers Eager to Get a Jump Start on Holiday Shopping, According to NRF
Release Date: November 13, 2012

According to the National Retail Federation’s holiday consumer spending survey conducted by BIGinsight, 52.8 percent of Americans have already started their holiday shopping, up from 51.4 percent last year.

Shoppers to Remain Conservative With Holiday Gift Budgets This Year, According to NRF
Release Date: October 17, 2012

Consumers are prepared for a holly, jolly holiday season, though it’s evident most will take a conservative approach with their gift-giving budgets. According to NRF’s holiday consumer spending survey conducted by BIGinsight, the average holiday shopper will spend $749.51 on gifts, décor, greeting cards and more, up slightly from the $740.57 they actually spent last year.

Survey Finds Consumers Have Only Scratched the Surface With Holiday Shopping; Most Have More than Half of Their Shopping to Complete
Release Date: December 14, 2011

According to the National Retail Federation’s 2011 Consumer Intentions and Actions survey conducted by BIGresearch, as of the second week in December, the average person has completed 46.5 percent of their shopping, less than the 49.5 percent the average person had completed by the same time last year.

National Retail Federation Upgrades Holiday Forecast, Expects Sales to Rise 3.8 Percent to $469.1 Billion
Release Date: December 14, 2011

With just ten days until Christmas, the National Retail Federation has revised its holiday forecast upward, expecting holiday sales to rise 3.8 percent this year to a record $469.1 billion. NRF’s initial forecast, announced on October 6, called for anticipated sales growth of 2.8 percent.

Gift Receipts More Popular Than Ever Among Holiday Shoppers, According to NRF Survey
Release Date: December 07, 2011

According to NRF’s 2011 Holiday Returns Survey, 61.9 percent of holiday shoppers say they provide a gift receipt most or some of the time, the highest percent in the survey’s history. They survey also found more people are paying attention to and agreeing with retailers’ return policies as nine in 10 Americans (90.1%) say they find stores return policies to be fair, up from 88.4 percent last year.

Black Friday Weekend Shines as Shoppers Line up for Deals, Spend Record $52 Billion
Release Date: November 27, 2011

A record 226 million shoppers visited stores and websites over Black Friday weekend*, up from 212 million last year. Digging deep into their holiday budgets, the average holiday shopper spent $398.62 this weekend, up from $365.34 last year. Total spending reached an estimated $52.4 billion.

Over 122 Million Americans to Shop on Cyber Monday, According to Shop.org Survey
Release Date: November 27, 2011

According to a survey conducted for Shop.org by BIGresearch, 122.9 million Americans plan to shop on Cyber Monday this year, up from the 106.9 million who shopped on Cyber Monday in 2010.

NRF CEO: “Midnight Black Friday Openings Proved to be Well Worth It This Year”
Release Date: November 25, 2011
Children’s Holiday Wish Lists Include Dolls, LEGO’s, iPod’s and Even, iPad’s, According to NRF
Release Date: November 22, 2011

According to NRF’s 2011 Top Toys survey, conducted by BIGresearch, popular holiday toys this year will be a mix of classic and contemporary. Continuing her reign, Barbie once again tops little girls’ wish lists (26.9%) and video games (11.9%) top boys’ lists.

Up to 152 Million Shoppers Expected to Visit Stores, Websites Black Friday Weekend, According to NRF Survey
Release Date: November 16, 2011

According to a preliminary Black Friday shopping survey, conducted for the National Retail Federation by BIGresearch, up to 152 million people plan to shop Black Friday weekend (Friday, Saturday and Sunday), higher than the 138 million people who planned to do so last year.


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