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October 9, 2019 | Trade, Supply Chain, Port Tracker
Imports at the nation’s major retail container ports are expected to hit their highest level of the year again next month just before more tariffs take effect in December, according to the Global Port Tracker report from NRF and Hackett Associates.
October 8, 2019 | Leadership
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella will deliver the opening keynote at the NRF’s 109th annual convention in New York City in January.
October 7, 2019 | Digital Retail
NRF was disappointed that the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear a case that could have established a reasonable, nationwide standard for evaluating website accessibility claims.
October 3, 2019 | Winter Holidays, Holiday Forecast
NRF expects this year's holiday retail sales to increase between 3.8 percent and 4.2 percent over 2018 to a total of between $727.9 billion and $730.7 billion. The numbers, which exclude automobile dealers, gasoline stations and restaurants, compare with an average annual increase of 3.7 percent over the previous five years
October 1, 2019 | Consumer View, Consumer Trends
Members of Generation Z influence a significant amount of household purchases and enjoy spending their own money, according to the latest issue of the Consumer View report released by the National Retail Federation.
September 25, 2019 | Workforce
The NRF Foundation, the Arizona Retailers Association and the Center for the Future of Arizona announced that the Foundation’s RISE Up training and credentialing program has been approved by the Arizona Department of Education for use in high schools and career-and-technical education centers throughout the state.
September 25, 2019 | Halloween, Holidays & Seasonal
U.S. consumers are looking to social media for Halloween costume and decoration ideas as spending is expected to reach a near-record amount this year, according to the National Retail Federation’s annual survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics.
September 24, 2019 | Workforce
The National Retail Federation issued a statement of support from SVP David French in response to the Department of Labor's final rule expanding overtime pay eligibility.
September 13, 2019 | Economy, Retail Sales
Retail sales were up 0.4 percent in August from July and up 4.6 percent year-over-year, according to NRF. The numbers exclude automobile dealers, gasoline stations and restaurants.
September 10, 2019 | Port Tracker
Imports at the nation’s major retail container ports reached unusually high levels and are expected to surge again before another round of tariffs takes effect in December, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by NRF and Hackett Associates.