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August 26, 2018 |
The National Retail Federation today issued the following statement from President and CEO Matthew Shay after the United States and Mexico announced a preliminary deal on the North American Free Trade Agreement.
August 22, 2018 |
The National Retail Federation urged USTRto reject tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods and released a new study that found tariffs on furniture and travel goods from China would cost American consumers nearly $6 billion a year.
August 21, 2018 |
The National Retail Federation joined nearly 300 organizations ranging from restaurants and grocers to building contractors and firefighters today in urging Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to follow congressional intent and issue guidance resolving errors in the 2017 tax reform law related to depreciation rules and “carryback” of operating losses.
August 20, 2018 | Back to School, Consumer Trends
As students prepared to head back to class this month, consumers had completed just over half their shopping for school and college supplies, according to the annual survey released today by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics.
August 16, 2018 | Economy
Two errors in the federal tax reform law are costing the retail industry millions of dollars and delaying investments.
August 15, 2018 |
Serena Williams to close out 2018. Other notable speakers include Accenture, Adobe, Deloitte Consulting, Dylan’s Candy Bar, eBay, Etsy, Flywheel, GIPHY, Glossy, JGA, Macy’s, NYDJ, Sephora, Shoes of NYC, Sur La Table, TechStyle Fashion Group, Uber, Wayfair, and Zappos.
August 15, 2018 | Retail Sales, Economy
July retail sales were up 0.4 percent from June and 4.9 percent year-over-year, giving the industry a solid kickoff for the third quarter and backing up NRF's revised forecast that sales will grow at least 4.5 percent for the year.
August 13, 2018 | Economy, Annual Forecast, Forecasts
NRF now expects 2018 retail sales to increase by 4.5 percent over 2017 rather than the 3.8 to 4.4 percent forecast earlier this year. The numbers exclude automobiles, gasoline stations and restaurants.
August 9, 2018 | Trade, Port Tracker, Economy, Supply Chain
With retail sales rising and retailers rushing to bring merchandise into the country ahead of proposed new tariffs on products from China, imports at the nation's major retail container ports have set two new records this summer and are expected to set another this month, according to NRF's Global Port Tracker report.
August 7, 2018 | Trade, Economy
NRF says the final list of $16 billion in goods from China subject to a 25 percent tariff is "just another step toward thowing away the benefits of tax reform."