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ShopperTrak Launches New, “Groundbreaking Analytics Platform”

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Chicago and New York–ShopperTrak, provider of consumer behavior insights and location-based analytics,  introduced its new Advanced Analytics platform, which seamlessly integrates multiple data sets into a centralized location, providing retailers and mall owners what they call “an unparalleled” view of what’s going on at retail. Introduced at Javits Center during …

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Weather, Deflation Cause Holiday Retail Sales to Miss

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Washington—While the National Retail Federation today announced that holiday sales had “solid growth” the 3% increase ($626.1 billion) failed to meet the NRF’s projection for 3.7% growth. Non-store (online) holiday sales grew 9% to $105 billion. According to the National Retail Federation, December retail sales, which exclude automobiles, gas stations …

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100-Member Coalition Takes on Tackling Port Congestion

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Washington–Following up on last fall’s successful campaign to include ports performance statistics program in the federal long-term surface transportation bill, NRF led a coalition of more than 100 groups in sending specific recommendations to the Department of Transportation on Thursday. “Having efficient, modern ports is important for the free flow …

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Retailers: D.C. Scheduling Law Would Have “Sweeping Unintended Consequences”

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Washington –The National Retail Federation weighed in today on behalf of Washington, D.C.’s 7,000 retail establishments against proposed restrictive scheduling legislation being considered by the D.C. city council. “Scheduling mandates are restrictive for all parties involved and have sweeping unintended consequences” NRF’s Senior Vice President for Government Relations David French …

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Retailers Say Tax Extenders Bill Could Provide ‘Stepping Stone’ to Comprehensive Reform

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Washington–The National Retail Federation urged Congress to approve legislation that would make permanent a key piece of federal tax law retailers have long relied on and give long-term renewal to others, calling the measure an important move toward badly needed comprehensive tax reform. “H.R. 2029 is the first step toward …

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Retailers Estimate Holiday Return Fraud Will Cost $2.2 Billion in 2015

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Washington–Retail fraud comes in many shapes and sizes and is especially rampant during the holiday season when online and in-store traffic grows significantly. One of the biggest issues throughout the holiday season: return fraud. According to NRF’s latest Return Fraud Survey, retailers estimate that 3.5% of their holiday returns this …

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Reports from the Shopping Cart: Retailers Speak Up about Black Weekend

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Washington and New York—Mixed reports about Black Weekend shopping came in this morning as retailers, analysts and trade associations relayed statements about sales. Some reported strong foot traffic even on Thanksgiving night. Others says traffic is for in-store sales and that Cyber Monday may actually wind up being the strongest …

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3 Things You Should Know About Data Security, Holiday Shopping

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With the holiday retail season now in full swing, Mallory Duncan, senior vice president/general counsel at National Retail Federation, issued the following information about securing credit card data to malware and line time. “With millions of shoppers pulling out their cards during the Thanksgiving weekend and throughout the holiday shopping …