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Five things to know: Holiday spending

Five things to know: Holiday spending

Christmas is around the corner, and the National Retail Federation (NRF) is keeping a close look at what consumers have spent and plan to spend this year in their annual 2018 Holiday Spending Survey. Here’s what you should know. Read the full article in the Dec. 20 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view […]

Super Bowl spending on the rise

Super Bowl spending on the rise

While TV viewership for the biggest sporting event in the U.S. is expected to be roughly on par with last year’s, projected spending has jumped to $15.3 billion for Super Bowl LII, according to the National Retail Federation’s annual Super Bowl survey. As the Philadelphia Eagles square off with the New England Patriots, about 188.5 […]

NRF projects big holiday spending at small businesses

NRF projects big holiday spending at small businesses

With the election season finally put to bed, the National Retail Federation has become far more optimistic about consumer holiday spending in the coming weeks. The NRF has published their Holiday Headquarters data, and while projected spending by individuals is slightly down from last year at about $935, Senior Director of Media Relations for NRF […]

Imported beef, pork will require no labeling

Imported beef, pork will require no labeling

It pays for consumers to read food labels but that is now a murkier quest because the concern about chicken now extends to beef and pork originating from other countries. Assertive consumers’ efforts to determine where their food comes from was further complicated recently when the president signed the Omnibus Bill in December 2015 which […]

Holiday shopping creeps in early

Holiday shopping creeps in early

If you noticed the “Christmas creep” start even earlier this year, as in you were able to buy Halloween costumes and Christmas trees simultaneously, it wasn’t your imagination. This year, many retailers have a new strategy: Get the money first. Retail giants like Wal-Mart and Amazon launched Black Friday-style deals Nov. 1, before consumers even […]