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September 15, 2022 | Trade
The National Retail Federation today issued the following statement from President and CEO Matthew Shay following the White House’s overnight announcement that a tentative agreement has been reached between freight railroads and rail labor organizations, avoiding a shutdown of the freight rail system.
September 14, 2022 | Trade
The National Retail Federation today issued the following statement from President and CEO Matthew Shay regarding the potential for a system-wide disruption of rail cargo should negotiations between freight railroads and rail labor organizations remain unresolved by the September 15 deadline.
September 14, 2022 |
The Retail Litigation Center (RLC), the National Retail Federation, the American Apparel & Footwear Association, the Consumer Technology Association, the Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America, the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association and the Toy Association filed an amicus brief in support of the challenge to List 3 and List 4 China Section 301 tariffs.
September 14, 2022 | Careers & Leadership
Two new members were named to the NRF Foundation Board of Directors during its meeting on September 14.
September 14, 2022 | Organized Crime
Retail shrink, when taken as a percentage of total retail sales in 2021, accounted for $94.5 billion in losses last year, up from $90.8 billion in 2020, according to the 2022 National Retail Security Survey released today by the National Retail Federation. Organized retail crime (ORC), a critical component of that shrink, is a growing challenge both for retailers and the industry at large.
September 7, 2022 | Port Tracker, Supply Chain, Trade
With inflation continuing and the Federal Reserve hoping to cool demand through higher interest rates, imports at the nation’s major container ports are expected to fall below last year’s levels for the remainder of 2022, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report from NRF and Hackett Associates.
September 1, 2022 | Economic Review, Economy, Retail Sales
U.S. economic growth has slowed, but it still isn’t clear if the nation is in a recession, NRF Chief Economist Jack Kleinhenz says.
August 17, 2022 | Retail Sales, Economy
Core retail sales as calculated by NRF rose in July even as overall sales reported by the Census Bureau remained flat on a monthly basis, and both calculations showed strong year-over-year gains as consumers kept shopping despite high inflation, NRF said.
August 8, 2022 | Port Tracker, Supply Chain, Trade, Economy
After a record-setting spring, imports at the nation’s major container ports are expected to slow significantly for the remainder of the year but 2022 should still see a net gain over 2021, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report from NRF and Hackett Associates.
August 2, 2022 | Economic Review, Economy, Retail Sales, Annual Forecast
Despite two consecutive quarters of decline, the U.S. economy still does not appear to be in a recession and remains unlikely to enter one this year, NRF Chief Economist Jack Kleinhenz said.