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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.
November 1, 2016 | Careers & Leadership, Talent Development, Leadership
The NRF Foundation today announced the names of several industry insiders, retail CEOs and business partners who will serve as host committee members for the Foundation’s second annual Gala. The NRF Foundation is the non-profit division of the National Retail Federation. On Sunday, January 16 at Pier Sixty in New York City the Gala will bring together the next generation of retail talent, hundreds of the industry’s most illustrious leaders, and honorees onThe Listof People Shaping Retail’s Future.
October 27, 2016 | Consumer Trends, Holidays & Seasonal, Winter Holidays
According to the National Retail Federation’s annual consumer spending survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, consumers plan to spend an average of $935.58 during the holiday shopping season.