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March 14, 2019 |
The National Retail Federation welcomed bipartisan legislation introduced in the Senate that would fix a drafting error in the tax reform law that took effect in 2018. The error relating to depreciation rules is delaying job-creating investments in stores and restaurants across the country.
March 11, 2019 | State of Retailing Online
As more consumers embrace multichannel shopping, retailers are diversifying their investments online and offline to meet customers’ needs, according to the annual State of Retailing Online study released by the National Retail Federation and Forrester.
March 11, 2019 | Retail Sales
Retail sales rebounded in January, increasing 1.3 percent seasonally adjusted from December and 3.6 percent unadjusted year-over-year, the National Retail Federation said. The numbers exclude automobile dealers, gasoline stations and restaurants.
March 8, 2019 | Data Security
NRF and the California Retailers Association asked state officials to preserve popular customer loyalty programs, protect businesses from potentially ruinous financial penalties and address other provisions of a new privacy law set to take effect next year.
March 8, 2019 | Port Tracker, Supply Chain, Trade
Imports at the nation’s major retail container ports are expected to drop to their lowest level in almost a year this month, according to the Global Port Tracker report from NRF and Hackett Associates.
March 8, 2019 | Economy, Workforce
Retail industry employment in February was down 6,100 jobs from January and 5,300 jobs year-over-year as employment growth across all industries slowed dramatically.
February 28, 2019 | Trade
NRF issued a statement from Senior Vice President for Government Relations David French calling on Congress to pass legislation that would require an exclusion process for the Trump administration's tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports.
February 24, 2019 | Trade
The National Retail Federation issued a supportive statement from President and CEO Matthew Shay after the administration delayed a tariff increase on Chinese goods set to take effect this week.
February 14, 2019 | Consumer Trends, Holidays & Seasonal, Winter Holidays, Economy, Retail Sales, Forecasts, Holiday Forecast, Annual Forecast, Holiday Planning Playbook
Holiday retail sales during 2018 grew a lower-than-expected 2.9 percent over the same period in 2017 to $707.5 billion, NRF said after the Commerce Department released data that had been delayed by nearly a month because of the recent government shutdown.
February 11, 2019 | Port Tracker, Economy, Trade, Supply Chain
Imports at the nation’s major retail container ports have dipped since peaks seen last fall but remain at higher-than-usual levels as a possible increase in tariffs on goods from China approaches in March, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report from NRF and Hackett Associates.