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November 21, 2016 | Consumer Trends, Holidays & Seasonal, Winter Holidays
With the middle of the holiday season approaching and shoppers eager to take advantage of early promotions from retailers, more than half of consumers have already started making dents in their holiday gift lists, according to the annual mid-season survey released today by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics.
November 21, 2016 | Careers & Leadership, Marketing
The National Retail Federation announced that Martine Reardon, former Chief Marketing Officer for Macy's, has partnered with NRF to serve as a Senior Advisor for Retail and Marketing Strategies.
November 18, 2016 | Consumer Trends, Holidays & Seasonal, Winter Holidays
59 percent of Americans – an estimated 137.4 million people – plan to or are considering shopping during Thanksgiving weekend, according to the annual survey released today by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics.
November 16, 2016 | Economy, Workforce
The National Retail Federation welcomed a permanent injunction issued today by a federal judge declaring the Labor Department’s “persuader rule” limiting employers’ use of outside legal counsel or consultants to fight union organizing to be unlawful.
November 16, 2016 | Economy
NRF has called on Visa to stop usingEMV technology to steer debit card transactions to its own processing network, a practice the Federal Reserve says violates merchants' legal right to competition over who will process the transactions.
November 16, 2016 | Careers & Leadership, Career Development, Talent Development
The NRF Foundation today announced 10 teams as semi-finalists for the 2017 Student Challenge, a business case competition for NRF Student Association members to demonstrate their creativity and business acumen to retail executives, sponsored by KPMG.
November 15, 2016 |
The Retail Litigation Center and the National Retail Federation have asked the full 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to take up a lawsuit over American Express rules that keep retailers from encouraging customers to use other cards with lower processing fees, saying the rules are an antitrust violation and have made it difficult for merchants to win lower fees from any of the nation’s major credit card companies.
November 15, 2016 | Economy
NRF and the Retail Litigation Center have asked a federal appeals court to take up a lawsuit over American Express rules that keep retailers from encouraging customers to use other cards with lower processing fees.
November 9, 2016 | Economy
National Retail Federation President and CEO Matthew Shay congratulated the winners of today’s federal elections and pledged to work with President-elect Donald Trump and the new Congress on a pro-growth, pro-jobs agenda.
November 8, 2016 | Economy, Supply Chain, Trade, Port Tracker
With the holiday shopping season officially under way, imports are expected to be up 4.4 percent in November over the same time last year, according to NRF's Global Port Tracker report.