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National Retail Security Survey 2018

Retail Library

Consumer Trends

NRF takes a closer look at the popularity of discount shopping and how it is impacting the mindset of today’s consumer. 


The U.S. economy continues to maintain solid momentum. Second-quarter gross domestic product growth of 4.2 percent year-over-year was the strongest in almost four years.

Human Resources

The Mercer 2018 U.S. Retail Compensation and Benefits Survey provides compensation data, extensive HR and industry practices information, and benefit plan features for all merchandise categories including specialty retailers. 


Momentum continues into third quarter amid ever-tightening labor market and healthy consumer confidence.


The economy is heating up along with the temperatures this summer, and the pace of economic growth may be the strongest in several years. 

Platt Retail Institute

As physical retail stores and malls face increasing competition from e-commerce channels, many are upgrading their offerings to create a well-rounded and customized experience for their customers.


Economic fundamentals for the U.S. economy and the consumer are in place and consistent with NRF’s outlook for economic performance for the rest of 2018. 

Loss Prevention

The 2018 report showcases compelling findings on inventory loss and the financial impact to retailers.


The U.S. economy in general is performing well based on key economic data.