National Retail Federation (NRF)


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...]

Retailers & Trade Orgs Welcome Bipartisan TPA Legislation, Urge Approval to Move Trade Agenda Forward

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Retail and trade organizations reacted favorably following yesterday's announcement that a bipartisan Congressional bill on Trade … [Read more...]

NRF Applauds JCPenney’s Congressional Testimony on Patent Trolls

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Washington—The NRF congratulated today JCPenney for its testimony in front of a House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee hearing on … [Read more...]

West Coast Port Fiasco Over? Not So Fast…

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Contract negotiations between West Coast dockworkers and port management are finally over. But that doesn't mean congestion that … [Read more...]

Consumers on the Hunt for Candy, New Apparel This Easter: NRF Survey

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Washington–With three straight months of declines in U.S. retail sales blamed on the weather, economists are hoping that Easter, … [Read more...]

Item of the Day: Good Luck Sock

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In only a handful of days, we’ll all be looking for the Luck of the Irish. As St. Patrick’s Day continues to take on a role of an … [Read more...]

Once Again, Frigid Weather Freezes February Sales

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Washington—For the third straight month, February retail sales declined. According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, retail … [Read more...]

Trade Associations: Congress Must Resolve Online Sales Tax Disparity

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Washington--The National Retail Federation issued the following statement today from Senior Vice President for Government … [Read more...]