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September 14, 2017 | Economy, Small Business
Retailers say South Dakota ruling means Congress needs to act now to require online sales tax collection
A ruling by the South Dakota Supreme Court sets the stage for the U.S. Supreme Court to revisit an out-of-date ecommerce ruling but NRF says Congress should act on online sales tax rather than leaving the issue in the hands of the courts.
September 14, 2017 | Careers & Leadership, Recruiting, Talent Development, Career Development
Retailers, nonprofit organizations and a Baltimore city workforce agency today joined forces with the National Retail Federation Foundation to host a hiring fair for more than 100 job seekers who have recently completed Retail Industry Fundamentals, one of the NRF Foundation’s credentials in its RISE Up (Retail Industry Skills and Education) initiative.
September 13, 2017 | Data Security, Cybersecurity
NRF and other industry associations are telling Congress that any new federal law on data breach notification should apply to all industries that handle consumer data, citing the recent breach at the Equifax credit reporting agency.
September 8, 2017 | Economy, Supply Chain, Trade, Port Tracker
Imports at the nation's major retail container ports set an all-time monthly record this summer, and 2017 is expected to set a new yearly record, according to the mnthly Global Port Tracker report from NRF and Hackett Associates.
September 6, 2017 | Economy, Forecasts, Annual Forecast
The National Retail Federation said retail sales for 2017 are now expected to grow between 3.2 and 3.8 percent over last year rather than the 3.7 - 4.2 percentforecast earlierthis year.
September 1, 2017 | Economy, Workforce
Retail industry employment saw a modest decline in August, decreasing 900 jobs from July, the National Retail Federation said today. The number excludes automobile dealers, gasoline stations and restaurants. The economy overall saw gains of 156,000 jobs in August.
August 22, 2017 | Consumer Trends, Holidays & Seasonal, Back to School
According to the National Retail Federation’s annual survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, the average family with children in grades K-12 had completed only 45 percent of their shopping as of early August.
August 15, 2017 | Economy, Retail Sales
WASHINGTON – Retail salesin July increased by 0.6 percent over June on a seasonally adjusted basis, triple the revised 0.2 percent growth seen in June, according to calculations released today by the National Retail Federation.
August 10, 2017 | Careers & Leadership, Career Development, Talent Development
The NRF Foundationannounced 25 semi-finalists for the Ray Greenly Scholarship, which provides financial support to college students pursuing degrees in fields related to digital retailing.
August 9, 2017 | Economy, Supply Chain, Trade, Port Tracker
Boosted by continuing sales growth, August is expected to be the busiest month on record for imports and 2017 is on track to set a new annual high, according to the latest Global Port Tracker report released by NRF.