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| 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.
| Economy, Supply Chain, Trade, Port Tracker
August will be the busiest month of the year for import cargo volume at the nation's major retail container ports now that retailers have stocked up for back-to-school and are getting a head start on the holiday season.
For 2016, Back-to-School shoppers are getting ready to stock up rather than make do with their school supplies.
Consumers will spend an average of $71.34 per household on food for barbecues and picnics this Independence Day.
The National Retail Federation joined with other business organizations in filing an amicus brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in the Browning-Ferris Industries’ joint employer case.
Consumers are expected to spend an average $125.92 for the holiday, up from last year’s $115.57. Total spending is expected to reach $14.3 billion, the highest in the survey’s 13-year history but still below this year’s Mother’s Day total of $21.4 billion.