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September 4, 2019 | Leadership
The National Retail Federation announced the retirement of Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Carleen Kohut. After nearly 20 years of service to NRF, Kohut will retire on October 15. As part of the organization’s succession plan, NRF’s Controller Zahilys Hernandez-Perez will be promoted to Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Technology Jason Hoolsema will be promoted to Chief Information Officer.
August 27, 2019 | Leadership
Global retail leaders to explore future perspectives of retail at NRF 2020 Vision: Retail’s Big Show
NRF announced the first round of headline speakers for its 109th annual convention held in New York City in January. These leaders in retail, technology and business will deliver their forward-thinking ideas to 38,000 retailers from nearly 100 countries.
August 23, 2019 | Trade
Tariffs are taxes on American businesses and consumers.
August 15, 2019 | Retail Sales, Trade, Winter Holidays
July retail sales show strong gains but stock market and tariffs could lead to caution in consumer spending
Retail sales were up 0.9 percent in July from June and up 5.6 percent year-over-year, according to NRF. The numbers exclude automobile dealers, gasoline stations and restaurants.
August 13, 2019 | Trade
NRF Senior Vice President David French welcomed the Trump administration's delay of some new tariffs on consumer products until December 15 but said others still taking effect September 1 "will result in higher costs for American families and slow the U.S. economy."
August 8, 2019 | Trade, Port Tracker, Forecasts
Imports at the nation’s major retail container ports are expected to continue at near-record levels this month and the remainder of the year despite a new round of tariffs on goods from China, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report from NRF and Hackett Associates.
August 1, 2019 |
NRF Senior Vice President David French says a 10 percent tariff on $300 billion worth of goods imported from China announced by the Trump administration “will only threaten U.S. jobs and raise costs for American families on everyday goods.”
July 25, 2019 | Trade
NRF urged Congress to take action after its annual August recess to approve the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, which would modernize trade between the three countries and replace the landmark North American Free Trade Agreement.
July 16, 2019 | Digital Retail
NRF and the Retail Litigation Center asked the Supreme Court to take a case that could establish a reasonable, nationwide standard for evaluating website accessibility claims filed under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
July 16, 2019 | Economy, Retail Sales
Retail sales were up 0.6 percent in June seasonally adjusted from May and up 2.3 percent unadjusted year-over-year, NRF said.