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November 8, 2019 | Trade, Supply Chain, Port Tracker
Imports at the nation’s major retail container ports are expected to see their final surge of the year this month ahead of new tariffs set to take effect in December, according to the Global Port Tracker report from NRF and Hackett Associates.
November 7, 2019 | Careers & Leadership
The NRF Foundation announced the names of impactful industry leaders to The List of People Shaping Retail’s Future 2020. The honorees will be recognized on January 12, 2020, at the NRF Foundation Honors during NRF 2020 Vision: Retail’s Big Show in New York City.
October 24, 2019 | Winter Holidays, Consumer Trends
Consumers say they will spend an average of $1,047.83 this holiday season, up 4 percent from the $1,007.24 they said they would spend last year, according to the annual survey released by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics. Shoppers between the ages of 35 and 44 plan to spend the most at $1,158.63.
October 16, 2019 | Retail Sales, Supply Chain
Retail sales in September were down 0.1 percent from August but up 4.5 percent year-over-year, according to NRF's calculations. The numbers exclude automobile dealers, gasoline stations and restaurants.
October 11, 2019 |
NRF welcomed the Trump administration’s delay of a scheduled October 15 tariff hike from 25 percent to 30 percent on $250 billion worth of goods from China.
October 9, 2019 | Trade, Supply Chain, Port Tracker
Imports at the nation’s major retail container ports are expected to hit their highest level of the year again next month just before more tariffs take effect in December, according to the Global Port Tracker report from NRF and Hackett Associates.
October 8, 2019 | Leadership
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella will deliver the opening keynote at the NRF’s 109th annual convention in New York City in January.
October 7, 2019 | Digital Retail
NRF was disappointed that the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear a case that could have established a reasonable, nationwide standard for evaluating website accessibility claims.
October 3, 2019 | Winter Holidays, Holiday Forecast
NRF expects this year's holiday retail sales to increase between 3.8 percent and 4.2 percent over 2018 to a total of between $727.9 billion and $730.7 billion. The numbers, which exclude automobile dealers, gasoline stations and restaurants, compare with an average annual increase of 3.7 percent over the previous five years
October 1, 2019 | Consumer View, Consumer Trends
Members of Generation Z influence a significant amount of household purchases and enjoy spending their own money, according to the latest issue of the Consumer View report released by the National Retail Federation.