Matthew Shay


Retailers Urge Expedited Contract Negotiations at West Coast Ports

Imports

Washington—In an effort to stave off any work stoppage as shipments arrive to West Coast ports for the crucial holiday selling … [Read more...]

Pent Up Demand Gives March Biggest Sales Increase in 18 Months

Retail Sales

Washington—Thank heavens for pent up demand. The bitter winter that chilled sales in January and February thawed in March, … [Read more...]

NRF Announces Retail Information-Sharing Platform for Cybersecurity

cyber-security

Washington—To help stave off data breaches like those recently at Target and Neiman Marcus that affected millions of consumers, … [Read more...]

Easter to Shake Off Winter Blues at Retail?

One of the more than 275 eggs scattered around New York, each one around 2.5 feet tall and designed by a globally renowned artist, designer, architect, photographer or brand. See www.theBigEggHunt.org

Washington—The return of warmer weather, Spring breaks and especially Easter should help bolster retail sales this month…and it’s … [Read more...]

Retail Employment Edges Up in March

retail jobs

Washington—Although the U.S. Department of Labor reported today that March “nonfarm payroll employment” rose by 192,000 missing … [Read more...]

Retail Thaw? Commerce Dept.: February Sales Beat Estimates

sales

Washington—Although large portions of the United States are still experiencing frigid temperatures despite the start of Spring a … [Read more...]

Retail, Financial Trade Groups to Partner on Cyber Security

cyber-security

Washington—Following recent calls that retailers, banks and security institutions partner in effort to avoid another cyberfraud … [Read more...]

“Optimistic” Forecast: NRF Predicts 4.1% Rise in 2014 Retail Sales

Retail Sales

Washington–Headwinds at retail be damned.In its 2014 economic forecast released today, The National Retail Federation (NRF) … [Read more...]

Report: Fewer Americans Plan to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

Kohl's

Washington—Probably due to the status of the bank accounts rather than their romances, fewer U.S. shoppers say they will … [Read more...]

NRF: Retail Spending Puts the Super into Super Bowl

Super Bowl

Washington—While Metro New York City retailers are preparing for a boom in business this weekend as the first-ever Super Bowl is … [Read more...]

NRF Urges Transition to More Secure Credit, Debit Cards

The U.K., Canada and other countries have been using more secure chip credit cards for years now. Why hasn't the U.S. caught up?

Washington—With what may well prove to be the biggest cyber attack ever recently at Target, retailers are looking for ways to … [Read more...]

Holiday Sales Results Come in at NRF Expectations

nrfxmas

New York—The U.S. Department of Commerce released today its December retail sales results which showed moderate increases. The … [Read more...]