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Imports Increasing as Retailers Prepare for Back to School


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


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


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?


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


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


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


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)


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