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September 9, 2016 | Economy, Supply Chain, Trade, Port Tracker
Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports should be at near-peak levels this month even as retailers work to cope with the Hanjin Shipping bankruptcy, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report.
September 1, 2016 | Economy, Trade
The National Retail Federation today issued the following statement from Vice President for Supply Chain and Customs Policy Jonathan Gold in response to this week’s bankruptcy filing by Hanjin Shipping.
August 29, 2016 | Retail Transformation, Careers & Leadership, Digital Retail, Technology
Executives from Google, J.C. Penney, Sephora, Shinola and Houzz will headline the list of speakers next month at Retail’s Digital Summit, the industry’s top networking event for premier technologists, retail executives and 21st Century thought leaders.
August 25, 2016 | Economy, Small Business
NRF welcomed the release of draft online sales tax legislation by the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, saying action is needed to break Congress' deadlock on the issue.
August 18, 2016 | Economy
The National Council of Chain Restaurants issued a statement from Executive Director Rob Green following the release of an Environmental Protection Agency Inspector General report that found the agency failed to comply with legal requirements to identify environmental impacts of the Renewable Fuel Standard.
August 17, 2016 | Consumer Trends, Holidays & Seasonal, Back to School
NRF's Back-to-School and College update confirms despite early start to shopping, majority of consumers still have most of their shopping to do as August winds down.
August 10, 2016 | Technology, Economy, Data Security
Implementing EMV is retailers' top payment issue this year butmerchants are also busy installing other technology that will do a better job of protecting credit and debit card data.
August 9, 2016 | Economy, Supply Chain, Trade, Port Tracker
August will be the busiest month of the year for import cargo volume at the nation's major retail container ports now that retailers have stocked up for back-to-school and are getting a head start on the holiday season.
August 1, 2016 | Hot 100 Retailers, Top Retailers, Retail Transformation
Supermarkets dominate the list of Hot 100 Retailers published today by the National Retail Federation’s STORES magazine, reflecting a trend of grocers moving away from a one-size-fits-all approach and adopting new practices that focus more on their brands and shoppers.

July 20, 2016 |
For 2016, Back-to-School shoppers are getting ready to stock up rather than make do with their school supplies.