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March 11, 2019 | Retail Sales
Retail sales rebounded in January, increasing 1.3 percent seasonally adjusted from December and 3.6 percent unadjusted year-over-year, the National Retail Federation said. The numbers exclude automobile dealers, gasoline stations and restaurants.
March 8, 2019 | Data Security
NRF and the California Retailers Association asked state officials to preserve popular customer loyalty programs, protect businesses from potentially ruinous financial penalties and address other provisions of a new privacy law set to take effect next year.
March 8, 2019 | Port Tracker, Supply Chain, Trade
Imports at the nation’s major retail container ports are expected to drop to their lowest level in almost a year this month, according to the Global Port Tracker report from NRF and Hackett Associates.
March 8, 2019 | Economy, Workforce
Retail industry employment in February was down 6,100 jobs from January and 5,300 jobs year-over-year as employment growth across all industries slowed dramatically.
February 28, 2019 | Trade
NRF issued a statement from Senior Vice President for Government Relations David French calling on Congress to pass legislation that would require an exclusion process for the Trump administration's tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports.
February 24, 2019 | Trade
NRF supports the administration's delay of a tariff increase on Chinese goods that was set to take effect this week.
February 14, 2019 | Consumer Trends, Holidays & Seasonal, Winter Holidays, Economy, Retail Sales, Forecasts, Holiday Forecast, Annual Forecast, Holiday Planning Playbook
Holiday retail sales during 2018 grew a lower-than-expected 2.9 percent over the same period in 2017 to $707.5 billion, NRF said after the Commerce Department released data that had been delayed by nearly a month because of the recent government shutdown.
February 11, 2019 | Port Tracker, Economy, Trade, Supply Chain
Imports at the nation’s major retail container ports have dipped since peaks seen last fall but remain at higher-than-usual levels as a possible increase in tariffs on goods from China approaches in March, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report from NRF and Hackett Associates.
February 5, 2019 | Trade
NRF issued a statement from President and CEO Matthew Shay following President Donald Trump’s 2019 State of the Union address.
February 5, 2019 | Economy, Retail Sales
NRF's annual forecast projects that retail sales during 2019 will increase between 3.8 percent and 4.4 percent to more than $3.8 trillion despite threats from an ongoing trade war, the volatile stock market and the effects of the government shutdown.