NRF Sees Attendance Rise 27%

The National Retail Federation said attendance at the association's 99th Annual Convention and Expo here this month totaled 18,500, with 27% more retailers in attendance this year over last year. Booth exhibitors numbered about 475 this year. Exact figures for last year's booth numbers were not immediately available. Some analysts said the attendance at the show was a good sign for retail

NEW YORK — The National Retail Federation said attendance at the association's 99th Annual Convention and Expo here this month totaled 18,500, with 27% more retailers in attendance this year over last year.

Booth exhibitors numbered about 475 this year. Exact figures for last year's booth numbers were not immediately available.

Some analysts said the attendance at the show was a good sign for retail overall.

“Despite the recent difficult environment, we believe

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