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December 27, 2018 | Leadership
On the last day of NRF 2019: Retail’s Big Show, the keynote stage will close the NRF's 108th annual convention with lessons on brand-building from entrepreneurs Chip and Joanna Gaines and entertainment executive and entrepreneur Scooter Braun. The three will be among 250 speakers featured as more than 37,000 industry leaders from around the world convene in New York City for the three-day conference at the Javits Convention Center.
December 19, 2018 | Winter Holidays
More than 40 percent of holiday shoppers surveyed expect to finish their holiday gift shopping by today, but the biggest procrastinators will still be buying gifts through Christmas Eve, according to the annual consumer sentiment survey released today by NRF and Prosper Insights & Analytics.
December 14, 2018 | Holidays & Seasonal, Consumer Trends, Retail Sales
November retail sales were up 0.7 percent from October and 5 percent year over year, completing the first half of the holiday shopping season with spending on track to easily meet NRF's forecast.
December 10, 2018 |
NRF and more than 250 retail, restaurant and other companies from across the country are urging Congress to fix a mistake in last year’s tax reform law as part of end-of-year legislation, saying the error has put millions of dollars in job-creating remodeling projects on hold. 
December 7, 2018 | Economy, Trade, Supply Chain, Port Tracker
Imports have set another new record, reaching 2 million containers in a single month for the first time as retailers brought merchandise into the country ahead of a now-postponed tariff increase.
December 7, 2018 | Economy, Workforce
Retail employment in November grew by 18,600 jobs from October, accounting for 12 percent of the 155,000-job increase economy-wide, according to NRF. The numbers exclude automobile dealers, gasoline stations and restaurants.
December 4, 2018 | Talent Development, Career Development
The NRF Foundation and the Ohio Council of Retail Merchants announced today that the Foundation’s suite of RISE Up training and credentials has been approved by the Ohio Department of Education for use in high schools and career-and-technical education centers throughout the state.
December 2, 2018 | Trade
NRF responds to the Trump administration’s decision to hold off on tariff increases that were set to take effect in January 2019.  
November 30, 2018 |
NCCR called on the EPA to completely review the Renewable Fuel Standard, saying increased biofuel levels for 2019 meet statutory requirements for a "reset" of the program.
November 30, 2018 | Supply Chain, Trade, Global
NRF says the new agreement updates NAFTA while continuing key benefits of the original agreement, and called for Congress to approve the measure next year.