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October 15, 2018 |
Retail salesin September increased 0.4 percent over August on a seasonally adjusted basis and were up 3 percent year-over-year unadjusted, according to NRF. The numbers exclude automobiles, gasoline stations and restaurants.
October 11, 2018 |
58 percent reported shopping at dollar stores, 50 percent at off-price stores like Ross or T.J. Maxx and discount grocers like Aldi or Lidl, 44 percent at outlet stores and 36 percent at thrift stores.

October 9, 2018 |
Allowing gasoline with a 15 percent blend of ethanol to be sold year-round would be bad for both consumers and the environment, the National Council of Chain Restaurants said today ahead of an expected announcement by the White House.
October 9, 2018 |
Imports at the nation's major retail container ports are expected to remain at near-record levels this month despite a new round of tariffs that took effect in September, according to NRF's monthly Global Port Tracker report.
October 5, 2018 |
Retail employment in September increased by 25,600 jobs over the same time last year despite a drop of 23,600 jobs from August, according to NRF calculations. The numbers exclude automobile dealers, gasoline stations and restaurants.
October 3, 2018 |
The National Retail Federationannouncedtoday thatit expectsholiday retail sales inNovember and December – excluding automobiles, gasoline and restaurants – toincrease between 4.3 and 4.8 percent over 2017 for a total of $717.45 billion to $720.89 billion.
October 1, 2018 |
The National Retail Federation issued the following statement from President and CEO Matthew Shay after the U.S., Canada and Mexico reached a deal updating the North American Free Trade Agreement.
September 25, 2018 |
At an event in Washington today featuring small business owners, manufacturers and a farmer harmed by tariffs, the owner of a Nebraska electronics and appliance store represented the National Retail Federation and discussed how the growing trade war will hurt his business and customers.
September 25, 2018 |
At an event in Washington today featuring small business owners, manufacturers and a farmer harmed by tariffs, the owner of a Nebraska electronics and appliance store represented the National Retail Federation and discussed how the growing trade war will hurt his business and customers.
September 25, 2018 |
The National Retail Federation announced that it will recognizeLevi Strauss & Co PresidentandCEO Chip Bergh as“The Visionary,” an award given once a year to anoutstanding retail industry leader,duringthe2018NRF FoundationGala on January 13in New York City.