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March 8, 2022 | Economy
The National Retail Federation welcomed the final passage of the first major postal reform legislation approved by Congress in more than 15 years.

March 8, 2022 | Port Tracker, Supply Chain, Trade, Economy
Imports at the nation’s major retail container ports are expected to be at near-record levels this spring and summer as consumer demand and supply chain challenges continue to result in congestion, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report from NRF and Hackett Associates.
March 7, 2022 | Economic Review, Economy
Inflation is at a 40-year high but isn’t hitting all consumers as hard as top-line numbers might suggest, NRF Chief Economist Jack Kleinhenz says. Nonetheless, consumer worries about rising prices could become self-fulfilling if workers demand higher wages to compensate and will play a role in the Federal Reserve’s efforts to bring inflation under control.
March 1, 2022 |
NRF has hired veteran technology policy expert Michael Lemon to manage its portfolio of e-commerce and related issues as vice president for legal affairs.
February 24, 2022 | Supply Chain, Trade, Economy
To avoid additional supply chain disruptions, the National Retail Federation is encouraging the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) to begin contract negotiations well before the June 30 contract expiration.
February 16, 2022 | Retail Sales, Economy
Retail sales powered through COVID-19’s omicron variant, inflation and other challenges to post strong increases in January, according to NRF.
February 9, 2022 | Port Tracker, Trade, Economy, Supply Chain
Imports at the nation’s congested container ports are expected to grow modestly during the first half of 2022, but continued high volumes will keep up pressure that built as the economy bounced back from the pandemic last year, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report from NRF and Hackett Associates.
February 3, 2022 | Supply Chain
The National Retail Federation issued the following statement from Senior Vice President of Government Relations David French after the Ocean Shipping Reform Act (OSRA) of 2021 was introduced in the Senate.
February 1, 2022 | Economy, Economic Review
Coming up on two years since the short-lived 2020 recession, the United States appears to be at the midpoint of an economic cycle that should continue to see growth even as the Federal Reserve raises interest rates to bring inflation under control, NRF Chief Economist Jack Kleinhenz says.
January 31, 2022 | Valentine's Day, Consumer Trends, Holidays & Seasonal
Valentine’s Day spending is expected to reach $23.9 billion this year, up from $21.8 billion in 2021 and the second-highest year on record, according to the annual survey released by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics.