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| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| Consumer Trends, Holidays & Seasonal, Back to School
NRF's Back-to-School and College update confirms despite early start to shopping, majority of consumers still have most of their shopping to do as August winds down.
| Technology, Economy, Data Security
Implementing EMV is retailers' top payment issue this year butmerchants are also busy installing other technology that will do a better job of protecting credit and debit card data.