National Retail Federation

NRF Chief Economist Jack Kleinhenz implores retailers and merchants to fill out government-sponsored economic and labor surveys in an effort to better refine the retail industry’s analysis and forecasting. “To provide you with good analysis and forecasting, we need good data. And that starts with you,” Kleinhenz says. Read the article.

NRF’s Monthly Economic Review is a report for NRF and its communities’ members that includes the latest information on industry sales, providing a thorough overview of the current retail and economic climate.

Prepared by NRF chief economist Jack Kleinhenz, the report utilizes recent economic data to analyze the impact of key indicators such as energy costs and the housing market on retail sales growth.