NRF Forecasts

Holiday retail sales forecast 2021

NRF predicts highest holiday retail sales on record this winter holiday season.

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Economic forecast
Economic forecast 2021

NRF forecasts that retail sales during 2021 will increase to more than $4.44 trillion as more individuals continue to get vaccinated and the economy reopens.


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