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January 16, 2018 | Consumer Trends, Customer Experience, Digital Retail
NRF's latest Consumer View report says consumers are usually looking for something specific when they shop, and when they shop online they want shipping to be quick and free.
January 16, 2018 | Careers & Leadership, Leadership
NRF announced that BJ's Wholesale Club President and CEO Christopher J. Baldwin has been elected chairman of the NRF Board of Directors.
January 15, 2018 | Talent Development, Careers & Leadership
The fourth annual NRF Foundation Gala raised more than $2.8 million to support the Foundation’s programs, including educational and inspirational initiatives, student scholarships and RISE Up, a powerful, industry-backed credentialing program.
January 12, 2018 | Economy, Small Business
NRF welcomed the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to take up a South Dakota case on whether online sellers can be required to collect sales tax the same as local stores but also urged Congress to address the issue through federal legislation.
January 12, 2018 | Economy, Holiday Forecast, Forecasts
Holiday sales during November and December increased 5.5 percent over the same period in 2016 to $691.9 billion as growing wages, stronger employment and higher confidence led consumers to spend more than had been expected.
January 11, 2018 | Technology, Consumer Trends, Connected Commerce, Careers & Leadership
NRF announced new programming and event updates for its flagship annual conference, NRF 2018: Retail’s Big Show.
January 8, 2018 | Economy, Supply Chain, Trade, Port Tracker
Imports grew 7 percent during 2017 over 2016 as retail sales continued to increase and the industry wrapped up the year with a strong holiday season, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report from NRF and Hackett Associates.
January 5, 2018 | Economy, Workforce
Overall, the economy added 148,000 jobs in December, the Labor Department said. Average hourly earnings increased by 2.5 percent year-over-year, and the unemployment rate remained at 4.1 percent, unchanged from November.
January 4, 2018 | Economy
NRF welcomed proposed regulations released by DOL that would help expand small retailers’ access to affordable health insurance through the use of association health plans.
December 22, 2017 | Economy
NRF welcomed tax reform signed into law by President Trump, saying the measure will dramatically benefit businesses, workers and consumers.