National Retail Federation (NRF)


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...]

Imports Still Rising Even as West Coast Ports Work on Backlog

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Washington– Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to rise an unusually high 16.9% this … [Read more...]

Retailers Add 24,000 Jobs in February, 218,000 in Past Year

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Washington--Despite unusual winter weather throughout the country that often hampered sales, retail industry employment in … [Read more...]

Consumers Ready to Let Go of Winter With St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations

CRUCIANI FOUR-LEAF CLOVER BRACELET.
A traditional lace macrame bracelet embellished with a lucky four-leaf clover. Retail: $16

Washington—By this time in the winter season, just about everyone is anticipating the first day of Spring. Helping to grow that … [Read more...]

Retailers Welcome West Coast Port Contract Agreement—Finally!

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Los Angeles—The 29 West Coast Ports, which account for most of the incoming Asian container imports, were back to a semblance of … [Read more...]

Americans Planning to Save—Not Splurge with Tax Refunds This Year: Survey

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Washington--Playing it safe and planning ahead, Americans plan to stash their tax refunds into savings this year. According to the … [Read more...]

Data Security, Omnichannel Initiatives Top Retail CIOs’ Priority Lists

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Washington—With recent high-profile data breaches and the growing need to deliver a unified and differentiated customer … [Read more...]

Healthy Growth in 2015: NRF Forecasts Retail Sales to Increase 4.1% Over Last Year

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Washington—Will the stronger sales most retailers experienced for holiday continue this year? With the U.S. economy gaining … [Read more...]

Retailers to ILWU, PMA: “Stop Holding the Supply Chain Community Hostage”

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Washington--Tensions increased today in the negotiations over 29 key West Coast ports as employers at the ports of Long Beach and … [Read more...]

Item of the Day: Arrok Jewelry

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Are you part of the growing counter-Super Bowl generation? Looking for an antidote to roar of the NFL crowd and the smelling of … [Read more...]

Retailers Reiterate Support for Federal Data Breach Notification Standard

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Washington—The effects of this morning’s blizzard may be chief on the minds of many retailers in the Northeast, but once again … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Day Survey: More Shoppers Plan to Buy Jewelry This Year

Tiffany & Co's diamond 18K hearts

Washington—Not only as U.S. consumers planning to spend more on their Valentine’s Day gifts this year, jewelry, which normally … [Read more...]