Matthew Shay


Retailers Call on Port Parties to Remain at Negotiating Table

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Washington—With reports that on reports that the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and Pacific Maritime Association are … [Read more...]

Week in Review: Top Online Articles to Recall

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New York—There some ominous clouds beginning to cover what had looked like a bright holiday season. In the first busy week of … [Read more...]

NRF: Holiday Bargain Hunters Hold Out for Deals

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Washington--Procrastinators and bargain hunters alike are taking their time getting started with their holiday shopping bonanza, … [Read more...]

Retailers Applaud Extended Chinese Visas, Encouraging International Shopping

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Washington–The National Retail Federation today was among the retail groups that applauded the announcement that the United States … [Read more...]

Growing List of Shareholders Urge Action on Agreement for West Coast Ports

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Washington—Retailers are getting restless. It’s all about the continuing negotiations over a new labor agreement to resolve the … [Read more...]

Survey: Gift Givers Plan to Splurge on Friends, Family for Holiday

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Washington—American consumers are likely to throw their cautiousness to the wind this holiday season, upping the amount they plan … [Read more...]

Another Optimistic Holiday Sales Forecast from NRF

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Washington–Despite the polar vortexes that stymied retail in the first quarter, causing many retailers to downgrade their annual … [Read more...]

Week in Review: What You Missed

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New York—Finally something spooky for retailers that won’t frighten even most cynical of Wall Street analysts: potential Halloween … [Read more...]

NRF: Record Number of Americans to Buy Halloween Costumes

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Washington–More costumes than ever will be flying off the shelves as Americans gear up to celebrate the spookiest holiday of the … [Read more...]

NRF Survey: Coupon Usage Grows Among Back-to-School, College Shoppers

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Washington–Recognizing that a number of the best deals of the summer are still to come, some families have only scratched the … [Read more...]

NRF Lowers Full-Year Sales Outlook

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Washington—“The doldrums” experienced by many retailers at the start of 2014 still are having their repercussions. Today, the … [Read more...]

NRF: Families to Increase Spending on Back to School This Year

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Washington—Driven by increased demand for electronic items and parents’ need to restock their children’s wardrobes and school … [Read more...]