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Retailers Urge Expedited Contract Negotiations at West Coast Ports
Release Date: April 14, 2014

The National Retail Federation today urged maritime management and the union representing dockworkers along the U.S. West Coast ports to expedite pending contract negotiations and reach agreement on a new deal well in advance of the expiration of the current contract this summer. NRF believes expedited negotiations would strengthen the supply chain and provide shippers and retailers the certainty they need to utilize the West Coast ports during the holiday shipping period, which begins in July.

With Winter Weather Behind Them, Retail Employment Grows in March, According to NRF
Release Date: April 04, 2014

ARTS Announces Release of Change4Charity Standard
Release Date: April 04, 2014

The Association for Retail Technology Standards, a community within the National Retail Federation, announced today the release of its Change4Charity Standard.

Three NRF Events Make Trade Show News Network’s Prestigious Top 250 Trade Show List
Release Date: April 03, 2014

For the fourth year in a row, Retail’s BIG Show has been acknowledged as a top trade show, growing each year in size and scope and seen by trade show professionals as one of the industry’s leading events.

NRF Unveils New Logo, Look for Association Website
Release Date: March 24, 2014

The National Retail Federation today unveiled a new logo for the 103 year-old industry association. The logo, revealed on NRF.com, reflects the progressive, innovative industry that NRF represents, and also recognizes the historic significance of retail and the National Retail Federation.

Retail Imports to Rise in March as Retailers Stock Up for Spring
Release Date: March 10, 2014

Import volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to increase 12.4 percent in March as retailers begin to stock up for the spring and the summer season, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.

Americans Hoping to Cushion Their Rainy Day Funds with Tax Returns This Year
Release Date: February 19, 2014

Retail Imports Expected to Drop in Typically Slow February
Release Date: February 11, 2014

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Consumers Keep Budgets in Check this Valentine’s Day, According to NRF
Release Date: February 04, 2014

According to the National Retail Federation’s 2014 Valentine’s Day spending survey conducted by Prosper Insights and Analytics, 54 percent of Americans will celebrate with their loved ones this year, compared to 60 percent in 2013.

NRF Foundation Elects New Board Members to Help Shape Retail’s Future
Release Date: January 13, 2014

The NRF Foundation announced today the addition of five new executives to its Board of Directors, including a co-founder at Gilt Groupe and president of Universal Partnerships and Licensing.

JCPenney, Tractor Supply, Walmart CEOs Among Leaders to Join NRF Board of Directors
Release Date: January 12, 2014

The National Retail Federation today announced the election of six new members to its Board of Directors as retailers from around the globe gathered in New York for Retail’s BIG Show. The new additions will each serve a three-year term.

Retail Imports Expected to be Up 4.8 Percent in January
Release Date: January 10, 2014

Import volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to grow 4.8 percent in January over the same month last year, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released by NRF and Hackett Associates.

NRF Applauds Introduction of Trade Promotion Authority Legislation
Release Date: January 09, 2014

The National Retail Federation today called on Congress to quickly approve a trade promotion authority bill that would speed consideration of trade agreements brought to Congress by the president. The legislation is seen as critically important in order for the United States to conclude ongoing trade negotiations with Asia and Europe, including the Trans-Pacific Partnership and Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.

Costco Co-Founder Jim Sinegal to Accept NRF’s Gold Award at Retail’s BIG Show 2014
Release Date: January 08, 2014

The National Retail Federation is pleased to announce that Jim Sinegal, Costco co-founder and board member, will receive the Gold Medal Award in 2014 during Retail’s BIG Show.

NRF and University of Phoenix to Award 20 Retail Workers with Full-Tuition “Dream BIG” Scholarships
Release Date: January 08, 2014

For a second year, the National Retail Federation and University of Phoenix are providing the opportunity to U.S. retail workers to make their career dreams a reality through the Dream BIG scholarship program.

Eight in 10 Retailers to End Standard Shipping Deadlines Before December 20, According to Shop.org
Release Date: December 18, 2013

According to Shop.org’s eHoliday survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, 84.2 percent of retailers say their standard shipping deadline for guaranteed Christmas delivery will expire prior to Friday, December 20.

Retail Imports Expected to be Up 1.8 Percent for December, 2.3 Percent for the Year
Release Date: December 09, 2013

Import volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to grow 1.8 percent in December over the same month last year, and the year should end with an increase of 2.3 percent over 2012, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.

NRF CEO: “The Real Winners This Thanksgiving Weekend are Consumers”
Release Date: November 29, 2013

Even the post-turkey coma couldn’t keep a good shopper down last night as millions of people across the country lined the sidewalks late Thursday night and by midnight on Black Friday to stock up on discounted toys, laptops, tablets, apparel, and more.

NRF Comments on Bangladesh Factory Safety Audits
Release Date: November 18, 2013

The National Retail Federation issued the following statement from President and CEO Matthew Shay on the public release of Bangladesh factory safety audits:

National Council of Chain Restaurants Comments on Environmental Protection Agency’s Ethanol Proposal
Release Date: November 15, 2013

The National Council of Chain Restaurants today issued the following statement from NCCR Executive Director Rob Green on the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) volume mandate for 2014:



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