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174 Trade Associations Urge Settlement in West Coast Port Talks

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Washington—A coalition of 174 local, state and federal trade associations joined together to send the leaders of International Longshore and Warehouse Union and Pacific Maritime Association today, urging the two sides to renew their commitment to completing their contract negotiations, which are now being overseen by federal mediators. The multi-industry/multi-stakeholder …

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AAFA Releases 2014 Apparel, Shoe Statistics

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Arlington, VA—The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) released last week its ApparelStats 2014 and ShoeStats 2014 reports, which provide a snapshot of the U.S. apparel and footwear industry market trends for 2013. ApparelStats and ShoeStats examine the yearly business and trade information related to U.S. consumption, production, employment, imports, and retail prices. “The industry …