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| Consumer Trends, Holidays & Seasonal, Father's Day
The expected spending would be second only to last year’s $15.5 billion, the highest in the 15-year history of the survey at an average $135 per person.
| Economy, Trade
The National Retail Federation issued the following statement from President and CEO Matthew Shay after the White House announced plans to move forward with tariffs on $50 billion of Chinese imports.

| Data Security, Loss Prevention
NRF and EuroCommerce released a paper that addresses operational challenges retailers in both the United States and the European Union face as they implement programs to comply with new EU data protection regulations while continuing to meet consumers’ expectations for customer service.
| Consumer Trends, Holidays & Seasonal
American adults are planning to spend $102.51 on graduation gifts which include cash, gift cards, and greeting cards.
| Economy, Trade
National Retail Federation President and CEO Matthew Shay discussed U.S. retailers' concerns about protectionist trade policies in Ireland today as part of the 2018 Retail Retreat & Expo conference.
| Economy, Retail Sales
April retail sales increased 0.4 percent over March and 2.8 percent year-over-year despite unseasonable weather, bumpy financial markets and rising gasoline prices, according to NRF
| Careers & Leadership, Leadership
Former Teach For Americaoperations and program leader to lead the NRF Foundation team as Vice President
| Economy, Trade
It was true in the 1980s, and it’s true today: Tariffs don’t work! Trade works. Watch as Ben Stein reprises his cult classic role from Ferris Bueller's Day Off, with a new twist.
| Economy, Trade
The National Retail Federation along with more than 100 other associations ranging from retailers, manufacturers, farmers, agribusinesses, technology companies and other supply chain stakeholders today submitted comments to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer.
| Economy, Trade, Supply Chain, Port Tracker
Imports at the nation's major retail container ports are expected to grow steadily throughout the summer despite the prospect of heavy tariffs on goods from China, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report from NRF and Hackett Associates.