The retail trade association has updated its annual forecast following revisions by the Census Bureau and Bureau of Economic Analysis.
Earlier this year, the NRF expected retail sales to increase between 3.7 percent and 4.2 percent.
According to the NRF, total retail sales have grown over-year-year every month since November 2009. Retail sales as calculated by the NRF have also increased year-over-year every month, excluding one, since the beginning of 2010.
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