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August 1, 2018 | Economy, Trade
The National Retail Federation today issued a statement from President and CEO Matthew Shay following reports that the administration will propose tariffs of 25 percent rather than 10 percent on $200 billion in goods from China.
August 1, 2018 | Hot 100 Retailers, Benchmarks & Tools, Top Retailers
Successful retail segmentation owed in part to skilled management and strategy rather than any particular game-changing innovation led companies to top the list of Hot 100 Retailers published today by the National Retail Federation’s STORES magazine.
July 25, 2018 | Economy
The National Retail Federation today urged the House to pass two bills scheduled for votes this week that would advance flexibility for retail employees with health savings accounts. All related votes may be included in NRF’s annual voting scorecard.
July 24, 2018 | Economy, Trade
The National Retail Federation and more than 50 organizations representing U.S. retailers, manufacturers, farmers, agribusinesses, technology companies and other industries today submitted comments to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on the administration’s proposed tariffs on $16 billion of Chinese imports.
July 24, 2018 | Small Business, Economy
A small Florida-based retailer who sells both in-store and online told Congress last month’s Supreme Court ruling in favor of online sales tax collection will end a price disadvantage suffered by local stores without creating an undue burden for internet sellers.

July 23, 2018 | Careers & Leadership, Leadership
The National Retail Federation today announced that it has hired Patrick McGary, former chief operating officer at the Heart Failure Society of America, as its new vice president of membership sales.
July 19, 2018 | Workforce, Economy, Talent Development, Career Development
The National Retail Federation signed a “Pledge to America’s Workers” during a workforce development event at the White House, committing to create enhanced career opportunities for 250,000 individuals over the next five years through the NRF Foundation’s RISE Up program and student programs.
July 16, 2018 | Retail Sales, Economy, Trade
June retail sales were up 0.07 percent seasonally adjusted from May’s strong performance and increased 4.2 percent unadjusted year-over-year as economic growth continued despite the U.S. trade war with China and other countries, according to NRF.
July 12, 2018 | Consumer Trends, Holidays & Seasonal, Back to School
Families with children in elementary through high school plan to spend an average $684.79 each.Those with young people heading to college as well as college and graduate students purchasing for themselves plan to spend an average $942.17 each.
July 11, 2018 | Economy, Trade
The National Retail Federation issued the following statement from President and CEO Matthew Shay after the Senate approved a “motion to instruct” related to congressional approval of national-security designated tariffs.