National Retail Federation (NRF)


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...]

Retail Trade Groups Applaud U.S. Senate Passage of TPA

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Washington—U.S. retail trade associations joined in a chorus of thanks yous to the U.S. Senate which last week passed the Trade … [Read more...]

April Sales, Retail Job Growth Disappoint

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April retail sales for apparel and accessories stores were virtually flat compared to March (up 0.2%) and edged up 0.7% over April … [Read more...]

West Coast Ports Clearing Backed Up Import Volume

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West Coast ports are getting back to normal after clearing backed up container cargo volume.The Global Port Tracker report by … [Read more...]

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

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

Leading Trade Groups Announce 4th Annual “Imports Work” Week May 11-15

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Washington–A leading group of business associations, think tanks, and scholars today announced the fourth annual “Imports Work … [Read more...]

NRF: Families to Spend 32% More on Mother’s Day Jewelry This Year

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Washington, DC--Families this year are ready to splurge on mom this year, especially for jewelry.According to the National … [Read more...]