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Week in Review: Must Reads from Online

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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...]

Survey: Organized Retail Crime Still Major Problem for Retailers

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Washington--As if retailers didn't have enough concerns to deal with, organized retail crime has hit the majority of stores. And … [Read more...]

Retail “Champions” Sought for Capitol Hill Trip

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Washington—Ever want to meet your elected representatives to discuss your daily business challenges? The National Retail … [Read more...]

Week in Review: 10 Things to Know

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New York—Sometimes it seems like retail just isn’t going to shake the chill of the polar vortex. As retail earnings season is in … [Read more...]

April Retail Sales Slowed, Missing Estimates

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Washington—After a strong March showing, economists believed retail sales were poised for a rebound. But in its monthly report, … [Read more...]

Week in Review: 10 Must-Read Articles

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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

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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

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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...]