- The NRF forecasts retail sales will rise 4.3% in 2014 to improve on last year's gain of 3.7%.
- The association forecasts strong household and business confidence will support an uptick in spending. The impact of higher healthcare costs on consumers and companies is factored into the NRF view.
- Online sales (AMZN, EBAY) are expected to increase by 9% to 12% this year.
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