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August 15, 2019 | Retail Sales, Trade, Winter Holidays
July retail sales show strong gains but stock market and tariffs could lead to caution in consumer spending
Retail sales were up 0.9 percent in July from June and up 5.6 percent year-over-year, according to NRF. The numbers exclude automobile dealers, gasoline stations and restaurants.
August 13, 2019 | Trade
NRF Senior Vice President David French welcomed the Trump administration's delay of some new tariffs on consumer products until December 15 but said others still taking effect September 1 "will result in higher costs for American families and slow the U.S. economy."
August 8, 2019 | Trade, Port Tracker, Forecasts
Imports at the nation’s major retail container ports are expected to continue at near-record levels this month and the remainder of the year despite a new round of tariffs on goods from China, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report from NRF and Hackett Associates.
August 1, 2019 |
NRF Senior Vice President David French says a 10 percent tariff on $300 billion worth of goods imported from China announced by the Trump administration “will only threaten U.S. jobs and raise costs for American families on everyday goods.”
July 25, 2019 | Trade
NRF urged Congress to take action after its annual August recess to approve the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, which would modernize trade between the three countries and replace the landmark North American Free Trade Agreement.
July 16, 2019 | Digital Retail
NRF and the Retail Litigation Center asked the Supreme Court to take a case that could establish a reasonable, nationwide standard for evaluating website accessibility claims filed under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
July 16, 2019 | Economy, Retail Sales
Retail sales were up 0.6 percent in June seasonally adjusted from May and up 2.3 percent unadjusted year-over-year, NRF said.
July 15, 2019 | Back to School, Holidays & Seasonal
As students gear up to go back to school and college, families plan to spend more than ever on supplies ranging from pencils and backpacks to computers and dorm refrigerators, according to the annual survey by NRF and Prosper Insights & Analytics.
July 10, 2019 | Trade, Port Tracker, Supply Chain, Forecasts
Imports at the nation’s major retail container ports will remain at high levels this summer but are expected to grow only modestly compared with last year’s rush to bring merchandise into the country ahead of scheduled tariff increases, according to NRF's Global Port Tracker report.
July 10, 2019 | Leadership
NRF will name Kohl’s CEO Michelle Gass as “The Visionary,” an award given each year to an outstanding leader in the retail industry. The award will be presented during the sixth annual NRF Foundation Honors on January 12, 2020, in New York City.