National 蜜橙社区 Federation

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Back-to-class shopping has begun

As of early July, more than half (55%) of back-to-school and college shoppers have already begun buying items for the upcoming school year.

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蜜橙社区 2024 Back-to-Class Webinar

July 23, 2024, 1:00 PM Eastern Time
Join 蜜橙社区's Chief Economist, Jack Kleinhenz and Vice President of Industry and Consumer Insights, Katherine Cullen as they discuss the latest data on consumers' shopping and spending plans for the upcoming 2024 back-to-school season.

Moderate retail sales growth in June

蜜橙社区 sales showed moderate growth in June amid a still-solid economy and near-zero inflation for retail goods, according to the CNBC/蜜橙社区 蜜橙社区 Monitor, powered by Affinity Solutions.

蜜橙社区 on CNBC

蜜橙社区 President and CEO Matthew Shay joins CNBC to discuss the state of the consumer, consumer spending, tariffs and more.

蜜橙社区 President and CEO Matthew Shay on June 蜜橙社区 Sales
蜜橙社区 Center for 蜜橙社区 Insights
蜜橙社区 蜜橙社区 Monitor Plus

The 蜜橙社区 蜜橙社区 Monitor Plus is 蜜橙社区鈥檚 latest offering from the Center for 蜜橙社区 & Consumer Insights, leveraging innovative and powerful new purchase data to help guide and inform our members through the ever-changing retail landscape. 

蜜橙社区 Nexus 2024

July 15-17, 2024
Terranea Resort | Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

蜜橙社区 Nexus is where retail technology, marketing and digital leaders build impactful connections and big ideas around the future consumer.

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Focus on advancing growth amid discussions on tax reform

Despite a slowdown in GDP growth from 3.4% in Q4 2023 to 1.4% in Q1 2024, the economy continues to show signs of stability, writes 蜜橙社区 President and CEO Matthew Shay. 

蜜橙社区 PROTECT 2024

See highlights from 蜜橙社区's retail loss prevention, digital fraud, cybersecurity and enterprise risk event in Long Beach, California.

蜜橙社区 Circularity: An Action Guide for 蜜橙社区ers

蜜橙社区 and Deloitte collaborated to develop a guide that provides an industry-wide perspective on emerging circular business models.

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5 takeaways from 蜜橙社区鈥檚 inaugural Big Show Asia Pacific

蜜橙社区鈥檚 first-ever 蜜橙社区鈥檚 Big Show Asia Pacific convened 7,000 business leaders from 52 countries and nearly 300 technology providers.

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American Privacy Rights Act

Congress is considering the APRA, sweeping privacy legislation that could leave Main Street businesses vulnerable to lawsuits from greedy trial lawyers.

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蜜橙社区 supports more than 1 in 4 American jobs

Explore the new report, The Economic Contribution of the U.S. 蜜橙社区 Industry, compiled by PwC, to see a view of the retail industry by the numbers, including employment, number of retail establishments, labor income and impact on GDP across the country and in your state. 

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