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July 13, 2017 | Economy, Economy, Workforce, Small Business
The National Retail Federation today urged the House tax-writing committee to consider small retailers and their employees when reforming the nation’s tax code, saying they would suffer more than large companies under a proposal to create a border adjustment tax that would drive up the price of imported merchandise.
July 13, 2017 | Back to School, Holidays & Seasonal, Consumer Trends
Total spending for school and college combined is projected to reach $83.6 billion, a more than 10 percent increase from last year’s $75.8 billion.
July 12, 2017 | Economy
The National Retail Federation applauded today’s congressional hearing exploring the impact of the National Labor Relations Board and Labor Department’s Obama era expansion of joint employer standards, which have increased businesses’ exposure to lawsuits and unionization efforts.
July 11, 2017 | Economy, Supply Chain, Trade
NRF called on the Senate to confirm U.S. Customs and Border Protection Acting Commissioner Kevin McAleenan as the permanent head of the agency.
July 10, 2017 | Economy, Supply Chain, Trade, Port Tracker
July and August should be two of the busiest months ever seen for imports, possibly settting a new record as merchants enter the back-to-school season and begin to stock up for the holday season that will follow, according to NRF's Global Port Tracker report.
July 7, 2017 | Economy, Workforce
Retail industry employment turned a corner in June, gaining 7,400 jobs over May, the National Retail Federation said.

July 6, 2017 | Economy
NCCR says it is disappointed by the EPA's proposal on the amount of corn ethanol that will be required to be blended into the nation's fuel supply in 2018.
June 29, 2017 | Economy
The National Retail Federation today praised congressional efforts to replace former President Obama’s Affordable Care Act in an op-ed published in the newspaper USA TODAY, but added that further actions are needed to provide relief for employers from Obamacare’s compliance burdens.
June 27, 2017 | Economy, Workforce
The National Retail Federation today offered support for William Emanuel, President Trump’s latest nominee for the National Labor Relations Board, and urged the Senate to swiftly confirm both Emanuel and Trump’s earlier nominee, Marvin Kaplan.
June 26, 2017 | Leadership, Careers & Leadership
NRF says Stephanie Martz, former White House and congressional attorney and partner at one of Washington's top lobbying firms, will join the organization in September as general counsel.