SurveysDec 29, 2022
Consumer Confidence Bounces Back in December

Shoppers’ interest may shift to services over big-ticket items in 2023, said economist Lynn Franco.

SurveysNov 04, 2022
Holiday Sales to See Slowed Growth, Says NRF

Plus, how inflation and winter weather could impact holiday spending.

SurveysJan 19, 2023

Holiday sales fell short of the National Retail Federation’s expectations, rising only 5 percent year-over-year.

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SurveysFeb 01, 2023
Consumer Confidence Falls in January

Wariness about the year ahead offset a more positive view of the current economic situation.

SurveysJan 30, 2023
Consumers Embracing Non-Traditional Ways to Mark Valentine’s Day

The NRF’s annual survey shows that consumer attitudes about how, or even whether, to celebrate Feb. 14 continue to evolve.

SurveysNov 30, 2022
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SurveysOct 05, 2022
U.S. Jewelry, Watch Sales Slow in August

Plus, what economists are saying about consumer spending and a possible recession.

SurveysSep 28, 2022
Consumer Confidence Rises in September

U.S. consumer confidence rose for the second consecutive month as gas prices fell.

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SurveysSep 15, 2022
Deloitte Predicts Muted Growth this Holiday Season

Holiday retail sales are expected to be up 4 to 6 percent, compared with 15 percent growth in 2021.

SurveysSep 01, 2022
Consumer Confidence Rises in August After 3 Months of Decline

Falling gasoline prices and efforts to fight inflation contributed to climbing consumer confidence.

SurveysAug 29, 2022
Here’s the Latest Government Data on Jewelry Sales

Plus, National Retail Federation Chief Economist Jack Kleinhenz shares his thoughts on inflation and a possible recession.

SurveysAug 02, 2022
Consumer Confidence Falls for Third Month in July

Rising prices and interest rate hikes are expected to weigh on consumer spending and economic growth over the next six months.

SurveysJul 15, 2022
Signet Moves Up NRF’s List of ‘Top 100’ Retailers

Plus, a look at what shoppers want from retailers and why a remodel may not be in the cards.

SurveysJul 07, 2022
US Jewelry, Watch Sales Taper Off in May

The jewelry and watch market is expected to see more moderate growth this year compared with 2021.

SurveysJul 06, 2022
A Recession Is Unlikely, Says NRF Economist

The economy is moving from “extremely strong” to “moderate” growth, said NRF Chief Economist Jack Kleinhenz.

SurveysJul 05, 2022
The 10 Most Popular Stories of 2022, So Far

Stories on celebrity engagements and engagement ring trends attracted a lot of readers, as did articles about Alrosa and Betty White.

SurveysJun 29, 2022
US Platinum Jewelry Demand Starts 2022 on a Strong Note

Retail ounce sales were up 23 percent year-over-year in Q1, according to the recent Platinum Jewellery Business Review.

SurveysMay 19, 2022
5 Predictions for Jewelry Retail in the Second Half of 2022

From a slowdown in sales growth to rising costs, Fruchtman Marketing outlines its expectations for the second half of the year.

SurveysMay 10, 2022
US Jewelry, Watch Sales Slowed in March

Full-year watch and jewelry sales are still expected to rise, but not quite as sharply as last year.

SurveysApr 28, 2022
Inflation Not Taking Huge Toll on Consumer Confidence, Yet

The Consumer Confidence Index dipped in April, but U.S. consumers remain “cautiously optimistic” overall, The Conference Board said.

SurveysApr 27, 2022
Mother’s Day Jewelry Spending Expected to Reach $7B

According to a National Retail Federation survey, 41 percent of consumers are predicted to give jewelry as a gift this year.

SurveysApr 19, 2022
Platinum Jewelry Sales Continue Their Record Growth

PGI said its U.S. partners recorded their best performances in 2021.

SurveysMar 31, 2022
4 Findings from PGI’s Consumer Survey About Sustainability and Jewelry

Here’s which factors influence—and which don’t—their purchasing decisions.

SurveysMar 17, 2022
NRF Predicts Strong Year for Retail Despite Rising Prices

Retail sales are expected to grow 6 to 8 percent in 2022.

SurveysFeb 24, 2022
Consumer Confidence Slips in February Amid Inflation

Fewer consumers expect to make big purchases, like homes or vacations, over the next six months.

SurveysFeb 17, 2022
January Retail Sales Rise Despite Inflation Woes

Following a December slip, monthly retail sales exceeded expectations in the face of inflation, the Omicron variant, and other challenges.

SurveysFeb 16, 2022
Here Comes … A Lot of Couples Getting Married

The number of weddings is expected to near 2.5 million in the United States this year, a number not seen since 1984.

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