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June 10, 2021 | Leadership
Executives from four of the nation’s most prominent brands were named members of the NRF Board of Directors as the board held its first in-person meeting since the beginning of the pandemic.
June 9, 2021 | Economy
The National Retail Federation today issued its revised annual forecast for 2021, anticipating that retail sales will now grow to more than $4.44 trillion this year as the economy accelerates its pace of recovery.
June 7, 2021 | Port Tracker, Supply Chain, Trade, Economy
Imports at the nation’s largest retail container ports saw their busiest April on record and May could turn out to have set a new all-time record as vaccines allowed consumers to return to normal shopping patterns, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report from NRF and Hackett Associates.
June 2, 2021 | Economic Review
NRF Chief Economist Jack Kleinhenz supports a recommendation that federal agencies should create a “satellite account” to better assess the performance of the retail industry, saying traditional statistical measurements do not accurately reflect the industry’s contribution to the economy amid the increase in online shopping and other changes.
May 28, 2021 |
The National Retail Federation today issued the following statement from Edward Egee, Vice President of Government Relations and Workforce Development, in response to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission releasing updated COVID-19 vaccination guidance.
May 25, 2021 | Father's Day
U.S. consumers are expected to spend more than $20.1 billion on gifts and other items for Father’s Day this year, a record high,
according to the National Retail Federation’s annual survey conducted by Prosper Insight & Analytics. Total spending for the holiday will surpass last year’s record figure of $17 billion.
May 20, 2021 |
The National Retail Federation today joined eight other business organizations to release “Imports Work for American Workers,” an economic impact study which found that imports support more than 21 million American jobs.
May 18, 2021 |
Retailers are asking state governors and mayors to thoughtfully consider the practicality of state and local orders that track The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance announced last Thursday.
May 14, 2021 |
The National Retail Federation today issued a statement from Vice President of Workforce Development Edwin Egee in response to the House passage of the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act.
May 14, 2021 | Retail Sales, Economy
Retail sales were virtually unchanged from their strong performance a month before and grew dramatically year-over-year in April as the rapidly recovering U.S. economy marked a full year since the coronavirus pandemic shut down most stores during the spring of 2020.