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June 9, 2017 | Economy, Supply Chain, Trade, Port Tracker
The rate of import growth at the nation’s major retail container ports has begun to slow after double-digit surges earlier this year but volume should nonetheless hit an all-time high by the end of the summer, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker.
June 8, 2017 | Technology, Retail Transformation, Digital Retail, Marketing
On September 26, more than 4,000 retail, e-commerce and multichannel executives will gather at Shop.org in Los Angeles Convention Center to hear remarkable stories of reinvention.
June 7, 2017 | Economy
The National Retail Federation welcomed today’s announcement from the Labor Department that it would withdraw burdensome guidance issued under the Obama Administration significantly broadening the definition of a joint employer and creating seemingly limitless liability in business to business relationships.
June 7, 2017 | Economy
The National Council of Chain Restaurants today released a statement from Executive Director Rob Green, following Secretary of Labor Alex Acosta’s withdrawal of the U.S. Department of Labor’s 2015 and 2016 informal guidance on joint employment.
June 5, 2017 | Consumer Trends, Father's Day, Holidays & Seasonal
With 77 percent of consumers surveyed celebrating, total spending is expected to reach $15.5 billion. That’s the highest number in the survey’s 15-year history, topping last year’s previous record of $14.3 billion.
June 2, 2017 | Workforce, Economy
Retail industry employment decreased by 8,500 jobs in May from April, the National Retail Federation said today, while average hourly earnings were up 2.5 percent on a year-over-year basis, in line with growth in recent months.
May 24, 2017 | Economy
NRF welcomed reports that House Republicans plan to abandon an attempt to repeal debit card swipe fee reform that has saved retailers and their customers $40 billion.
May 24, 2017 | Economy
The National Retail Federation today issued the following statement from Vice President for health care policy Neil Trautwein, following the Congressional Budget Office’s release of its latest score for the American Health Care Act.
May 24, 2017 | Economy
The National Retail Federation today is bringing 20 retail executives from businesses large and small to Washington to meet with key administration officials and congressional leaders to try to keep a proposed $1 trillion border adjustment tax out of comprehensive tax reform currently under consideration. While NRF strongly supports tax reform, retailers believe the BAT is bad tax policy that would increase costs on everyday necessities like food, gas, clothing and prescription medicines for the average family by as much as $1,700 in the first year alone.
May 23, 2017 | Economy
Retailers would “have no choice” but to pass the higher costs on to consumers if Congress passes a proposed $1 trillion border adjustment tax as part of tax reform, the National Retail Federation said today.