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Retail Industry Adopts Principles for Tax Reform

Tax Reform

New York–Citing partisan battles that have instilled fear and hurt consumer confidence, the nation’s retailers are joining the … [Read more...]

NRF Applauds “Fiscal Cliff” Legislation

Fiscal Cliff

Washington—As Americans breathe a collective sigh of relief as the legislation passed Tuesday to avert the so-called "fiscal … [Read more...]

NRF: Fix Fiscal Cliff Before Black Friday

Boehner Obama

Washington—The National Retail Federation (NRF) today joined a growing chorus of business leaders across many industries to call … [Read more...]

NRF to Congress: Close the Sales Tax Loophole

The Marketplace Fairness Act would require online retailers to collect sales tax like brick and mortar retailers.

Washington—At a time when gridlock seems to be the only thing both sides of the aisle can agree upon in Congress, The National … [Read more...]

Enforcement of New Fur Label Law to Begin Sunday

The Truth in Fur Labeling Act includes all accessories categories except handbags. Fur collar from Chris Benz Fall 2012 collection.

Washington—Although the new Truth in Fur Labeling Act—which includes most accessories—has been the law of the land since President … [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...]

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...]

ShoeStats 2011: Footwear Sales Rebound

Women's Footwear

Arlington,VA—U.S. footwear business is indeed taking a step in the right direction. In its annual ShoeStats released this week, … [Read more...]

NRF: Swipe Fee Cut Will Save Retailers and Consumers Billions

Debit Cards

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

NRF Launches Job Advocacy Campaign for Retail

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Washington–With the 2012 election season fast approaching on the horizon, the National Retail Federation (NRF) today launched a … [Read more...]

AAFA Supports Affordable Footwear Act

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Arlington, VA—New proposed federal legislation would eliminate tariffs on about 60% of the footwear important into the United … [Read more...]