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Retail Sales Edge Up in June But Core Sales Growth Solid

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Washington—June retail sales failed to reach economists’ estimates, but the so-called core sales—which exclude automobiles, … [Read more...]

West Coast Port Contract Talks Resume

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Los Angeles--Negotiations on a new labor contract for West Coast dockworkers have resumed following a three-day hiatus last … [Read more...]

Expiration of West Coast Ports Contract Brings Surge in Imports

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Washington–With West Coast longshoremen still negotiating a new contract, retailers are bringing holiday merchandise into the … [Read more...]

Amazon.com Breaks into the Top 10 Retailers

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Washington—For the first time since the first Top 100 largest retailers in America, Amazon.com has joined the ranks of the 10 … [Read more...]

July 4th: Grilling Up Good Times

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Washington—According to NRF’s 2014 Independence Day Survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, more than 153 million … [Read more...]

Retailers Hail Supreme Court Decision on NLRB Appointments

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Washington—The National Retail Federation released the following statement from Senior Vice President for Government Relations … [Read more...]

As Negotiating Deadline Looms for West Coast Ports, Economic Trouble on Horizon

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Washington—As negotiations continue for a new contract agreement covering 13,600 dockworkers at 30 ports stretching from San … [Read more...]

What’s Up at Retail? National Retail Federation’s Monthly Economic Review

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Washington—The erratic nature in recent monthly retail sales figures means it’s more important than ever to examine seemingly … [Read more...]

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New York—Well it looks like Ron Johnson, the disgraced former chief executive at JCPenney, is no longer the retail industry’s … [Read more...]

Retailers Ask Court to Overturn Credit Card Swipe Fee Settlement

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Washington—Two of the top retail trade associations—The National Retail Federation and the Retail Industry Leaders … [Read more...]

May Retail Sales Miss Economists’ Forecast

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Washington—Retail sales have been rising since April, but according to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s latest figures May rose … [Read more...]

Retail Imports Spike as Contract Deadline Approaches

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Retail Imports Spike as Contract Deadline Approaches Washington—Import volume at major U.S. container ports is expected to … [Read more...]