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Imports Up as Retailers Look Toward Holiday Season

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Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to increase 3.6% this month over the same time last … [Read more...]

Study: Which Social Media Platforms Yield Retailers New Customers

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How are retailers acquiring new customers, besides paid search and email marketing?According to the State of Retailing Online … [Read more...]

National Retail Federation Revises Sales Forecast

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The National Retail Federation today lowered its retail sales forecast for 2015 because of unexpected slow growth recorded during … [Read more...]

NRF: Retailers Say Port Statistics Bill Would Help Avoid Repeat of West Coast Slowdown

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The National Retail Federation and more than 100 other business groups called for passage of legislation that would require the … [Read more...]

Imports Increasing as Retailers Prepare for Back to School

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Washington–A jump in import cargo volume of 7.3% is expected this month as retailers stock up for the busy back-to-school season, … [Read more...]

NRF Study: Inventory Shrinkage Last Year Lowest Ever

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Washington—In 2014, inventory shrink rose to $44 billion in losses for retailers, according to a recent study from the National … [Read more...]

Early Back-to-School Findings: Families Plan to Spend More This Year

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Washington—The Fourth of July marks the official beginning of summer for most school children these days. For parents it can … [Read more...]

Fourth of July Spending: A Harbinger of Sales to come?

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Washington—Americans are ready to put on their red, white and blue to celebrate Independence Day with friends and family—and … [Read more...]

Finally: Senate Approves TPA to the Pleasure of the President, Retailers

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Washington—In the words of NRF President/CEO Matthew Shay today, “it’s refreshing to see Congress finally put good policy ahead of … [Read more...]

Retailers, Trade Associations Applaud TPA Vote in the House

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Washington—Retailers and industry trade associations today lauded the U.S. House of Representatives for passing a new Trade … [Read more...]

Spring Fling: Shoppers Emerged for a 1.2% Sales Increase in May

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Washington—Shoppers may not be MIA after all. According to data reported by the U.S. Department of Commerce today, U.S. retail … [Read more...]

Retailers, Shippers Welcome Introduction of PORTS Act

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Washington—–In the aftermath of the West Coast port slowdown—which affected many retailers’ costs in the recent holiday … [Read more...]