|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:
|Americans Making Progress with Gift Lists, According to NRF |
Release Date: November 12, 2013
Early October holiday promotions struck a chord with millions of Americans as 53.8 percent of shoppers say they have already started holiday shopping, according to the National Retail Federation’s holiday consumer spending survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics. Specifically, just 46.2 percent say they have yet to start, the smallest percent in the survey’s history.
|Retail Imports Grew in October Despite Government Shutdown, But Cargo Was Ordered Before Congress Reached Impasse|
Release Date: November 12, 2013
Import volume at the nation’s major retail container ports grew 6.5 percent in October over the same month last year despite the government shutdown, and year-over-year increases are expected to continue for the remainder of the year, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.
|Retailers Add 15,200 Jobs in September |
Release Date: October 22, 2013
|Cautious Consumers Trim Holiday Gift Giving Budgets (Even for Themselves), According to NRF Survey|
Release Date: October 16, 2013
According to NRF's holiday consumer spending survey conducted by Prosper Insights, the average holiday shopper will spend $737.95 on gifts, decor, greeting cards and more, two percent less than the $752.24 they actually spent last year.
|NRF Calls for Immediate End to Government Shutdown|
Release Date: October 09, 2013
In a letter to congressional leaders, the National Retail Federation today called upon both Congress and the Administration to end the budget impasse and urged both political parties to immediately pass a funding bill so that federal employees and contractors can get back to work.
|National Retail Federation to Host First-Ever Virtual Career Fair for Students, Young Professionals on Oct. 16|
Release Date: October 09, 2013
The National Retail Federation announced today it will host its first-ever Virtual Career Fair, designed to connect students and young professionals seeking entry-level careers and internships with leading retailers.
|Traditional Costumes Favorites for Adults, Children This Halloween, According to NRF|
Release Date: October 07, 2013
This Halloween there will be plenty of pumpkins, princesses, zombies and witches around town. According to the National Retail Federation’s 2013 Top Costumes Survey, adults and children will look to traditional favorites for their costumes this year.
|NRF Forecasts Marginal Sales Gains This Holiday Season|
Release Date: October 03, 2013
NRF expects sales in the months of November and December to marginally increase 3.9 percent to $602.1 billion, over 2012's actual 3.5 percent holiday season sales growth. The forecast is higher than the 10-year average holiday sales growth of 3.3 percent.
|Retailers Stocking Up Ahead of Holiday Season|
Release Date: September 09, 2013
Import volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to grow 5.1 percent in September over the same month last year as retailers head into the holiday season, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.
|National Retail Federation Partners with Walmart to Host U.S. Manufacturing Summit|
Release Date: August 22, 2013
The National Retail Federation today issued the following statements from NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay and NRF Chairman Stephen I. Sadove of Saks Incorporated on the opening of the U.S. Manufacturing Summit, which brought 1,500 government and business leaders together in Orlando this week to discuss the importance of domestic sourcing and how best to harness the potential of American manufacturing and retailing.
| NRF Announces 10 Recipients of Full-Tuition “Dream BIG” Scholarships|
Release Date: August 07, 2013
The National Retail Federation, in partnership with University of Phoenix, announced today the names of 10 individuals who will receive full-tuition scholarships to fulfill their educational and professional dreams by undertaking a bachelor's or MBA program with University of Phoenix.
|NRF Applauds Introduction of GSP Renewal Legislation|
Release Date: July 18, 2013
The National Retail Federation issued the following statement from Senior Vice President David French on the introduction of a bipartisan bill aimed at renewing the U.S. Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) trade program, which provides preferential duty-free entry for a wide variety of goods and inputs from designated developing countries. The program is set to expire on July 31.
|Strong Growth in Merchandise Imports to Resume in Fall|
Release Date: July 09, 2013
Import volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to increase a modest 1.1 percent in July over the same month last year but a slow summer should be followed by significant increases as retailers head into the holiday season this fall, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released by NRF and Hackett Associates.
|National Retail Federation to Support Small Business Week Through Digital, Research Initiatives|
Release Date: June 17, 2013
The National Retail Federation, in support of the Small Business Administration’s National Small Business Week, will promote retail entrepreneurship through a series of digital, social and research initiatives Monday, June 17 through Friday, June 21.
|Retailers Remain Cautious on Merchandise Imports|
Release Date: June 10, 2013
Import volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to increase 1.1 percent in June over the same month last year, reflecting modest growth expectations as retailers head toward the back-to-school and holiday seasons, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released by NRF and Hackett Associates.
|Eight in 10 Retailers Agree Organized Retail Crime Activity Has Increased in Past Three Years|
Release Date: June 06, 2013
NRF’s ninth annual Organized Retail Crime (ORC) Survey found that 93.5 percent of retailers say they have been a victim of organized retail crime in the past year, down slightly from 96.0 percent in 2012. For the past three years, more than 90 percent of the retailers surveyed have admitted to being victims of ORC.
| NRF Foundation Awards $195,000 in Scholarships to 26 College Students Pursuing Retail Careers|
Release Date: May 30, 2013
More than two dozen college students received great news this month when they learned they were chosen as a recipient of a $5,000 scholarship from the NRF Foundation’s Ray M. Greenly Scholarship fund. Each student, representing 26 schools around the country, was nominated by educators based on demonstrated academic achievements and their strong passion for retail.