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September 22, 2016 | Consumer Trends, Holidays & Seasonal, Halloween
More than 171 million Americans will celebrate Halloween,according to the National Retail Federation’s Halloween Consumer Spending Survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics. The average person celebrating will spend $82.93. Total spending on Halloween is expected to reach $8.3 billion.
September 20, 2016 | Economy, Workforce
The National Retail Federation filed suit in U.S. District Court today on behalf of the millions of employers and employees who will be drastically affected if the Labor Department’s changes to the federal overtime rules go into effect on December 1.
September 20, 2016 | Retail Transformation, Careers & Leadership, Digital Retail, Technology
From logistics, to customer experience, virtual reality to mastering mobile,'s Retail's Digital Summit 2016 has a great lineup of breakout sessions for retailers big and small.
September 20, 2016 | Economy, Supply Chain, Trade
The National Retail Federation and the Hardwood Federation led a coalition of 120 organizations representing retailers, manufacturers, agribusinesses and other sectors affected by the Hanjin Shipping bankruptcy in sending a letter to Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker outlining specific concerns and urging her continued leadership in bringing about a resolution.
September 13, 2016 | Economy
The National Retail Federation asked Congress to reject legislation that would both undermine competition and repeal the Federal Reserve’s cap on debit card swipe fees.
September 9, 2016 | Economy, Supply Chain, Trade, Port Tracker
Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports should be at near-peak levels this month even as retailers work to cope with the Hanjin Shipping bankruptcy, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report.
September 1, 2016 | Economy, Trade
The National Retail Federation today issued the following statement from Vice President for Supply Chain and Customs Policy Jonathan Gold in response to this week’s bankruptcy filing by Hanjin Shipping.
August 29, 2016 | Retail Transformation, Careers & Leadership, Digital Retail, Technology
Executives from Google, J.C. Penney, Sephora, Shinola and Houzz will headline the list of speakers next month at Retail’s Digital Summit, the industry’s top networking event for premier technologists, retail executives and 21st Century thought leaders.
August 25, 2016 | Economy, Small Business
NRF welcomed the release of draft online sales tax legislation by the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, saying action is needed to break Congress' deadlock on the issue.
August 18, 2016 | Economy
The National Council of Chain Restaurants issued a statement from Executive Director Rob Green following the release of an Environmental Protection Agency Inspector General report that found the agency failed to comply with legal requirements to identify environmental impacts of the Renewable Fuel Standard.