Answers to this holiday season’s most-asked questions

Retail Gets Real episode 246: FAQs about how the retail industry is faring this holiday

In this episode of Retail Gets Real, experts from NRF, including Senior Director of Industry and Consumer Insights Katherine Cullen, Vice President of Supply Chain Jon Gold, NRF Chief Economist Jack Kleinhenz and Vice President of Workforce Development Ed Egee, discuss some of the most popular questions the NRF team receives during the holiday season. Listen to the full episode to hear answers to the following questions:

Winter holidays

Explore more consumer insights and retail trends for this holiday season.

  • Is Black Friday still important for retailers?
  • Will retailers be able to keep shelves stocked and will I get my packages on time?
  • What is the impact of inflation on holiday spending?
  • Who spends the most at the holidays?

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