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Week in Review: 10 Must-Read Articles

Clover leaf ball gown, 1953 from Metropolitan Museum of Art's "Charles James: Beyond Fashion."

New York--This week was chock full of interesting, useful information if you were paying attention, that is.In a special … [Read more...]

May Imports Continue to Rise Ahead of Port Labor Negotiations

global port

Washington—–Import volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to increase 3.5% this month as negotiators … [Read more...]

Report: Imports are More “Made in USA” Than Label Reveals

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Washington—Imported products sold in the United States from clothing to cars contain far more U.S. parts or other content and … [Read more...]

Unemployment Drops to Lowest Since 2008, Retail Jobs Help

retail jobs

Washington—Some good news today on the unemployment front: the U.S. economy added 288,000 jobs in April, bringing down the jobless … [Read more...]

Week in Review: Not-to-Miss News

In its latest quarterly report, Coach disappointed shareholders with more falling sales in North America.

New York—There are only 8 shopping days left till Mother’s Day and if retailers play their cards right—luring in Millennials—then … [Read more...]

Though Cautious, Families Plan to Shower Mom with Mother’s Day Gifts

Mother's Day

Washington—Americans appear to want to splurge again on mom for Mother’s Day, May 11, but as has been the case with other holidays … [Read more...]

“Retail Across America”: The Next Phase of This is Retail Campaign

thisisretail

Washington—Call it an example of “getting-an-act-together-and-taking-it-on-the-road.”One year after the world’s largest retail … [Read more...]

National Retail Federation Honored By Environmental Protection Agency

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Washington—On Tuesday, Earth Day, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded the National Retail Federation (NRF) with its … [Read more...]

Week in Review: News-to-Know

Accessories have been one of the hot spots in Michael Kors' growing business

New York—It was a much needed dose of optimism when most of retail seems besieged with lower traffic patterns, slumping comp store … [Read more...]

Retailers Urge Expedited Contract Negotiations at West Coast Ports

Imports

Washington—In an effort to stave off any work stoppage as shipments arrive to West Coast ports for the crucial holiday selling … [Read more...]

Pent Up Demand Gives March Biggest Sales Increase in 18 Months

Retail Sales

Washington—Thank heavens for pent up demand. The bitter winter that chilled sales in January and February thawed in March, … [Read more...]

NRF Announces Retail Information-Sharing Platform for Cybersecurity

cyber-security

Washington—To help stave off data breaches like those recently at Target and Neiman Marcus that affected millions of consumers, … [Read more...]