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June 13, 2017 | Economy, Small Business
The National Retail Federation today voiced its opposition to legislation introduced by Representative Jim Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., that would codify a 1992 Supreme Court ruling that out-of-state sellers can be required to collect sales tax only if they have a physical presence such as a store, warehouse or office in the buyer’s state.
June 13, 2017 | Economy
The National Retail Federation today condemned a proposal by House Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady to phase in a Border Adjustment Tax over five years.
June 12, 2017 | Economy, Trade
The National Retail Federation today submitted comments to the United States Trade Representative outlining retail’s priorities for the negotiation of a modernized North American Free Trade Agreement.
June 9, 2017 | Economy, Supply Chain, Trade, Port Tracker
The rate of import growth at the nation’s major retail container ports has begun to slow after double-digit surges earlier this year but volume should nonetheless hit an all-time high by the end of the summer, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker.
June 8, 2017 | Technology, Retail Transformation, Digital Retail, Marketing
On September 26, more than 4,000 retail, e-commerce and multichannel executives will gather at in Los Angeles Convention Center to hear remarkable stories of reinvention.
June 7, 2017 | Economy
The National Retail Federation welcomed today’s announcement from the Labor Department that it would withdraw burdensome guidance issued under the Obama Administration significantly broadening the definition of a joint employer and creating seemingly limitless liability in business to business relationships.
June 7, 2017 | Economy
The National Council of Chain Restaurants today released a statement from Executive Director Rob Green, following Secretary of Labor Alex Acosta’s withdrawal of the U.S. Department of Labor’s 2015 and 2016 informal guidance on joint employment.
June 5, 2017 | Consumer Trends, Father's Day, Holidays & Seasonal
With 77 percent of consumers surveyed celebrating, total spending is expected to reach $15.5 billion. That’s the highest number in the survey’s 15-year history, topping last year’s previous record of $14.3 billion.
June 2, 2017 | Workforce, Economy
Retail industry employment decreased by 8,500 jobs in May from April, the National Retail Federation said today, while average hourly earnings were up 2.5 percent on a year-over-year basis, in line with growth in recent months.
May 24, 2017 | Economy
NRF welcomed reports that House Republicans plan to abandon an attempt to repeal debit card swipe fee reform that has saved retailers and their customers $40 billion.