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December 9, 2016 | Economy, Supply Chain, Trade, Port Tracker
December imports are expected to be up 3.2 percent over the same time last year as stores bring in the last of their holiday season merchandise, according to NRF's Global Port Tracker report.
December 8, 2016 | Economy, Workforce
The National Retail Federation today welcomed news reports that President-elect Donald Trump is expected to nominate CKE Restaurants CEO Andrew Puzder to head the Labor Department.
December 7, 2016 | Trade, Supply Chain
NRF says the Federal Maritime Commmission should prevent terminal operators from charging unfair fees when uncontrollable events like storms or strikes keep cargo from being picked up from ports on time.
November 27, 2016 | Consumer Trends, Holidays & Seasonal, Winter Holidays
Early season online deals captured consumers’ attention this year, allowing many to shop online ahead of Cyber Monday. According to the National Retail Federation’s Cyber Monday Expectations Survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, 122 million Americans plan to shop online on Cyber Monday, up from the 121 million who planned to participate last year.
November 27, 2016 | Consumer Trends, Holidays & Seasonal, Winter Holidays
More than 154 million consumers shopped over Thanksgiving weekend, up from 151 million shoppers in 2015, according to the annual Thanksgiving weekend results survey released today by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics.
November 23, 2016 | Economy
NCCR Says Increased Ethanol Mandate Shows Program is a ‘Total Failure’The National Council of Chain Restaurants today issued the following statement from Executive Director Rob Green following the Environmental Protection Agency’s release of 2017 volume requirements for the federal Renewable Fuel Standard program. The EPA has decided to increase the required volume of corn ethanol refiners must blend into gasoline next year hundreds of millions of gallons.
November 22, 2016 | Economy, Workforce
“Today, Judge Mazzant agreed with what NCCR and our coalition allies have been saying all along: that the Labor Department’s ill-conceived overtime regulation is a dramatic government overreach causing significant harm to small businesses and their employees around the country."
November 22, 2016 | Economy, Workforce
The National Retail Federation welcomed a judge’s ruling today that will prevent the Labor Department’s changes to federal overtime rules from taking effect as scheduled on December 1.
November 22, 2016 | Economy
NRF welcomed Visa's announcement that it will no longer use EMV technology to steer debit card transactions to its own processing network -- a practice investigated by the FTC and ruled improper by the Federal Reserve.
November 21, 2016 | Consumer Trends, Holidays & Seasonal, Winter Holidays
With the middle of the holiday season approaching and shoppers eager to take advantage of early promotions from retailers, more than half of consumers have already started making dents in their holiday gift lists, according to the annual mid-season survey released today by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics.