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The State of Retailing Online 2018

Retail Library

Consumer Trends

This third and final installment of a global study examines what this youngest generation considers to be “retail essentials” as well as what delights and engages them.


Federal Reserve interest hike not a major threat to consumers.


Consumer Trends

The annual study conducted by NRF and Forrester examines retailer attitudes for digital commerce issues and sets key metrics for benchmarking. 

Retail Trends
RetailMeNot, Inc.

Digital marketing has experienced a meteoric rise in importance and will only continue to grow as consumers become more attached to their mobile devices and demand relevant, timely content from brands.

Platt Retail Institute

Robots, in one form or another, have been around for decades. Robots were introduced into the manufacturing of automobiles, for example, as far back as 1961. Adoption in retail, particularly in the case of front-of-store operations, on the other hand, is a much more recent phenomenon.


Consumers continue to be optimistic about current economic conditions.


Retail Trends

Consumers’ choices in terms of where, how and why they buy are redefining retail and creating a new playbook for the industry. NRF's Consumer View is a quarterly look at what shapes retail today.

Supply Chain

Strategies and tactics from online retailers about how they stay in touch with their customers’ wants and needs while keeping fulfillment costs in check.