Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA)


Is a “Container Cliff” Fast Approaching?

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Washington—If haggling between President Obama and Congress over the impending fiscal cliff on Jan. 1 isn’t bad enough, retailers … [Read more...]

Trade Groups Urge President Obama to Action on Potential East Coast Port Strike

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Washington—In what promises to be yet another countdown to potential financial disaster facing the country, additional trade … [Read more...]

July Retail Sales Outpace Expectations

The positive July retail sales report comes at a good time--during the important back to school sales season.

Washington—For the first time in four months, U.S. retail sales rose in July ahead of economists’ expectations and a welcome sign … [Read more...]

Retailers to Obama, Romney: Pay Attention!

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Washington—With negative campaigning already in full swing—and expected to worsen as November approaches—the retail industry wants … [Read more...]

Apparel, Accessories Sales a Bright Spot in June Sales

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Washington—American shoppers may have held off spending last month on big ticket purchases like cars, furniture and building … [Read more...]

Bipartisan Lawmakers Urge Lower Footwear Tariffs in TPP

Vietnam, a trade partner in the TPP negotiations, accounts for about 8% of the footwear imports to the United States

Washington—Urging U.S. trade officials to craft “21st century” duties and import guidelines for footwear, a group of 27 bipartisan … [Read more...]

Cyber Monday: A Tax-Free Sales Boon for E-Tailers?

Cyber Monday

Arlington, VA—Even with an estimated one in four adults shopping Black Friday sales today, a larger percent of shoppers say they … [Read more...]

Super Committee Failure to Darken Black Friday Sales?

Black Friday

New York—With retailers poised for what promises to be one of the most competitive Black Friday weekends ever, could news of an … [Read more...]

Commerce Dept: October Retail Sales Rise, Beating Estimates

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Washington—The U.S. Commerce Department reported today that total October sales rose higher than expected, providing some hope … [Read more...]

Bipartisan Congressional Group Urges Changes in Apparel Rules in TPP Talks

TPP Talks

Washington–As the latest round of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Talks continue in Lima, Peru this week, 30 members of the … [Read more...]

Study: Retail Crime, Shoplifting Continue to Rise

These handbags were part of $100,000 worth of  stolen merchandise up for sale on eBay and recovered recently by Portland, Oregon, police.

Arlington, VA–Retailers are reporting increases in shoplifting by organized rings and individuals and much of the stolen … [Read more...]

NRF: Swipe Fee Cut Will Save Retailers and Consumers Billions

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Washington--Retailers and their shoppers will save billions of dollars when new Federal Reserve regulations cutting debit card … [Read more...]