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March 18, 2021 | Workforce
The National Retail Federation today issued the following statement from President and CEO Matthew Shay in response to the House passage of the American Dream and Promise Act of 2021.
March 16, 2021 |
NRF welcomed Visa and Mastercard's delay of an estimated $1.2 billion increase in credit card swipe fees but said the delay should be made permanent.
March 16, 2021 | Retail Sales, Economy
Retail sales gained considerable year-over-year traction in February – despite a monthly slowdown from unusually high numbers in January – as increased COVID-19 vaccination, government stimulus and reduced restrictions on businesses continued to impact the pace of spending, according to NRF.
March 11, 2021 |
The National Retail Federation today expressed concern about a possible Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) emergency temporary standard regarding COVID-19. NRF urged OSHA to continue to issue industry-specific guidance concerning COVID-19. 
March 10, 2021 | Data Security
NRF welcomed a new privacy bill introduced in the House by Representative Suzan DelBene, saying it offers a balanced approach missing in earlier measures considered in Congress.
March 9, 2021 |
NRF says legislation passed by the House expanding the power of labor unions would infringe on the rights of both businesses and workers and is calling on the Senate to vote against the measure.
March 8, 2021 | Port Tracker, Supply Chain, Trade, Retail Sales, Economy
Imports at the nation’s largest retail container ports are expected to grow dramatically during the first half of 2021 as increased vaccination and continued in-store safety measures enable additional shopping options, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report from NRF and Hackett Associates.
March 6, 2021 |
The National Retail Federation today issued the following statement from President and CEO Matthew Shay in response to the Senate passage of President Biden's $1.9T coronavirus aid package.
March 3, 2021 |
The National Retail Federation today issued a statement from Senior Vice President of Communications and Public Affairs Bill Thorne in response to several states lifting mask mandates.
March 3, 2021 | Economic Review, Annual Forecast, Retail Sales, Economy, Forecasts
A wide array of economic indicators point toward potentially record retail sales growth during 2021, but the coronavirus pandemic remains the biggest challenge for the year, NRF Chief Economist Jack Kleinhenz says.