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January 7, 2022 | Port Tracker, Supply Chain, Trade, Economy
After a year of unprecedented increases, imports at the nation’s major retail container ports are expected to return to normal growth rates in 2022 but volumes will remain high, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report from NRF and Hackett Associates.
January 5, 2022 | Economic Review, Economy, Winter Holidays
NRF Chief Economist Jack Kleinhenz says the COVID-19 omicron variant will bring uncertainty to the economy in 2022 and could contribute to inflation, but is unlikely to cause widespread shutdowns or slowdowns.
December 21, 2021 | Connected Commerce
The National Retail Federation announced today additional investments in health and safety protocols for its 112th Annual Convention, which is on track to welcome more than 25,000 attendees to New York City January 16-18 for NRF 2022: Retail’s Big Show. In addition, NRF announced that with nearly one month until the event, the total number of exhibitors and square footage of exhibit space already exceeds totals for NRF 2020.
December 21, 2021 | Careers & Leadership, Career Development, Talent Development
The NRF Foundation announced the top three teams in the NRF Foundation Student Challenge business competition presented by Kohl’s.
December 17, 2021 | Workforce, Economy
NRF Statement regarding the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals’ decision to lift the stay for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) COVID-19 employer-based vaccination and testing Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS).
December 16, 2021 | Supply Chain
The Congressional passage of the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act, H.R. 6256, is a key component of a broad global strategy, and our shared goal, to end forced labor.
December 15, 2021 | Retail Sales, Winter Holidays, Holiday Forecast, Economy
Retail sales continued to grow in November, putting the 2021 holiday season on the home stretch for record spending despite inflation, supply chain disruptions and COVID-19, the National Retail Federation said today.
December 14, 2021 | Winter Holidays, Consumer Trends
More than 148 million consumers plan to shop in-store and online on the last Saturday before Christmas this year, according to the annual survey released today by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics.
December 13, 2021 | Careers & Leadership, Talent Development, Career Development
The NRF Foundation announced Phoenix Union High School District’s Trevor G. Browne High School as its 2022 RISE Up Partner of the Year.
December 8, 2021 | Supply Chain
The National Retail Federation issued the following statement from Senior Vice President of Government Relations David French after the U.S. House of Representatives voted to approve the Ocean Shipping Reform Act (OSRA) of 2021.