J. Craig Shearman

VP, Government Affairs Public Relations

J. Craig Shearman is vice president of government affairs public relations at the National Retail Federation. In this role, Shearman develops and implements communication strategy for a wide range of issues with an emphasis on public policy.

Shearman joined NRF in 2001 as senior director for government affairs media relations. He became vice president for government affairs public relations in 2003. Prior to joining NRF, Shearman spent more than six years on Capitol Hill as Press Secretary to U.S. Representative Marge Roukema, R-N.J., chairwoman of the House Subcommittee on Financial Institutions. He was previously Director of Communications for the New Jersey Business and Industry Association and spent 14 years as a reporter and editor, including four years at United Press International.

Shearman majored in mass communications at Salisbury State University and studied feature film production at New York University. He is a member of the National Press Club and the Public Relations Society of America.

Authored by Shearman

Retailers welcome progress on trade, say administration has listened to concerns
 
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NRF welcomed the administration's announcement to delay tariff hikes.
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Retail imports to see surge ahead of December tariffs
 
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Imports should repeat their highest level of the year in November just before more tariffs take effect in December.
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Retailers disappointed Supreme Court will not hear ADA website case
 
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NRF is disappointed the U.S. Supreme Court will not hear a case that could clarify rules for website ccessibility.
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NRF forecasts holiday sales will grow between 3.8 and 4.2 percent
 
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NRF forecasts holiday retail sales to grow between 3.8 and 4.2 percent, citing uncertainty over trade
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August retail sales grew but new tariffs present 'downside risk'
 
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Retail sales were up 0.4 percent in August from July and up 4.6 percent year-over-year, according to NRF.
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Retail imports surging again ahead of more tariffs
 
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Retail imports continue to surge ahead of more tariffs
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