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Did You Know?
The retail industry employs more people than any other industry, with over 28 million retail jobs in the U.S. — (Source: National Retail Federation)
Total retail sales now top $22 trillion globally, with that number growing more than 4.5% annually — (Source: About.com)
Almost 20% of U.S. retail sales come during the period between the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays — (Source: eMarketer)
76 of the 100 largest retailing companies in the world are based in the United States — (Source: Global Powers of Retailing Report)
About two-thirds of the total U.S. gross national product (GDP) comes from retail consumption — (Source: About.com)

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The Center for Economic Progress Offers Free Financial Education
Updated: 5.3.16 Financial Services

The Center for Economic Progress Offers Free Financial Education

When this group first set up shop in 1990, its mission seemed simple enough: Help homeless families and individuals access much-needed services. Since then, the Center...

An Expert's Take on Budgeting
Updated: 5.3.16 Savings

An Expert's Take on Budgeting

While every family is different, there is typically a division of spending and bill-paying that goes on in most households. In my family, I am the primary spender, and my...

Retail Feedback Group Provides Unique Feedback Systems for Retailers
Updated: 5.3.16 Consumer Surveys

Retail Feedback Group Provides Unique Feedback Systems for Retailers

Retail Feedback Group (also known as RFG) doesn’t just provide general trends or industry information for retailers to understand their customers’ behavior....

Consumers Can Earn Cash Back on Groceries with SavingStar
Updated: 5.3.16 Merchandising

Consumers Can Earn Cash Back on Groceries with SavingStar

5 Types of Millennial Shoppers
Updated: 1.11.18 Marketing

5 Types of Millennial Shoppers

5 Retail Strategies to Grow Apparel Brands
Updated: 1.11.18 Online

5 Retail Strategies to Grow Apparel Brands

How Learning from the Fashion Industry Helps Retail Businesses Thrive
Updated: 1.11.18 Merchandising

How Learning from the Fashion Industry Helps Retail Businesses Thrive

In today’s increasingly competitive market, the only way for retailers to thrive is to supply what consumers want before they want it. But how is that even...

Retail Roundup: 2015 Holiday Sales Increase By 3 Percent
Updated: 1.11.18 Merchandising

Retail Roundup: 2015 Holiday Sales Increase By 3 Percent

The numbers are in for 2015’s sales, and they indicate good news for American retailers. The National Retail Federation aggregated U.S. spending for the last decade and...