Matthew Shay

NRF Op Ed: Why Congress Must Restore Trade Promotion Authority (TPA)


Matthew Shay, president and CEO of the National Retail Federation (NRF), wrote the following Op-Ed piece on the importance of … [Read more...]

Consumers on the Hunt for Candy, New Apparel This Easter: NRF Survey

Easter look at Cato

Washington–With three straight months of declines in U.S. retail sales blamed on the weather, economists are hoping that Easter, … [Read more...]

Consumers Ready to Let Go of Winter With St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations

A traditional lace macrame bracelet embellished with a lucky four-leaf clover. Retail: $16

Washington—By this time in the winter season, just about everyone is anticipating the first day of Spring. Helping to grow that … [Read more...]

Retailers Welcome West Coast Port Contract Agreement—Finally!


Los Angeles—The 29 West Coast Ports, which account for most of the incoming Asian container imports, were back to a semblance of … [Read more...]

Americans Planning to Save—Not Splurge with Tax Refunds This Year: Survey


Washington--Playing it safe and planning ahead, Americans plan to stash their tax refunds into savings this year. According to the … [Read more...]

West Coast Ports to Close for 4 Days Amid New Calls for Obama to Intercede in Talks


Los Angeles and Washington—As the crucial West Coast ports—which handle more than $1 trillion of imported goods each year—prepare … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Day Survey: More Shoppers Plan to Buy Jewelry This Year

Tiffany & Co's diamond 18K hearts

Washington—Not only as U.S. consumers planning to spend more on their Valentine’s Day gifts this year, jewelry, which normally … [Read more...]

Survey: Average Super Bowl Fan to Spend 14% More for Patriots/Seahawks Match-Up


Washington—While “Deflategate”—allegations that the New England Patriots used deflated footballs during last weekend’s AFC … [Read more...]

Retailers Say Obama State of the Union Proposals May “Open the Door”


Washington–As the nation awaits to hear President Obama’s agenda for the next year in his annual State of the Union address to the … [Read more...]

NRF Holiday Results: Sales Increased 4%


New York–Confident consumers stocked up on holiday gifts and other merchandise over the 2014 holiday season, helping boost overall … [Read more...]

Early Holiday Promotions Help Put Shoppers Ahead on Their Lists

Holiday Sales

Washington–For millions of Americans the rush to find the perfect gift started early this year, and according to the National … [Read more...]

Commerce Dept: November Sales Rise Most in 8 Months

Retail Sales

Washington—The most hires in a decade, lowering gas prices and plenty of promotions at retail helped total November retail sales … [Read more...]