Consumer Trends

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Consumer Trends

Latest news on consumer trends

 
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3 ways Mother’s Day gift shopping has evolved
Flowers are never out of style, but consumers are celebrating mom in more unique ways.
 
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Mother’s Day expected to deliver highest consumer spending to date
Mother’s Day spending hits record high at $25 billion in 2019, up from $23.1 billion in 2018.
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March retail sales gains are ‘very encouraging’
March retail sales as defined by NRF were up one percent month-over-month and 0.8 percent year over year.
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February retail sales increased 2.7 percent over 2018
Retail sales were down 0.7 percent in February from January but up 2.7 percent year-over-year.
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NRF says ‘state of the economy is sound’ and forecasts retail sales will grow between 3.8 and 4.4 percent
NRF says consumer spending will be boosted by increased employment and higher wages.
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NRF's Consumer View
NRF’s Consumer View is a quarterly look at what shapes retail, including how and why consumers make purchasing decisions and how retailers can adapt to changing consumer tastes.
 
Generation Z
All of NRF's research on the emerging generation of consumers — those born in 1995 and later.
 
Millennials
Millennials — those born between 1981 and 1994 — shop differently than other generations of consumers.
 

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