WASHINGTON - National Retail Federation President and CEO Matthew Shay issued the following statement regarding the pending results of the 2020 presidential election:
“Regardless of the outcome, we look forward to working with elected leaders across the country and in our nation’s capital for an even safer and stronger America.".
“On behalf of the more than 52 million working Americans supported by the retail industry, we extend our gratitude to all candidates who put their names on the ballot and offered themselves in service to our country. While the outcome remains unclear, we encourage the American electorate to continue to be patient and peaceful as we await the results on who will lead our nation as president for the next four years.
“For over 200 years, our democratic process has proven to be a fair and just system and every vote must be counted. Regardless of the outcome, we look forward to working with elected leaders across the country and in our nation’s capital for an even safer and stronger America.”
The National Retail Federation, the world’s largest retail trade association, passionately advocates for the people, brands, policies and ideas that help retail thrive. From its headquarters in Washington, D.C., NRF empowers the industry that powers the economy. Retail is the nation’s largest private-sector employer, contributing $3.9 trillion to annual GDP and supporting one in four U.S. jobs — 52 million working Americans. For over a century, NRF has been a voice for every retailer and every retail job, educating, inspiring and communicating the powerful impact retail has on local communities and global economies.