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June 30, 2022 | Economic Review, Economy, Retail Sales
The U.S. economy’s rate of growth is slowing, but NRF Chief Economist Jack Kleinhenz says consumers remain financially healthy and that the nation is unlikely to enter into a recession during the remainder of 2022.
June 21, 2022 | Supply Chain
As the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act took effect, NRF, the American Apparel & Footwear Association, the Retail Industry Leaders Association and The United States Fashion Industry Association issued a joint statement calling the new law "a key component of a broad global strategy and our shared goal to end forced labor."
June 15, 2022 | Retail Sales, Economy
Retail sales slowed in May as consumers faced continuing inflation and higher prices for essentials like food and gasoline, NRF said.
June 13, 2022 | Supply Chain
NRF welcomed final passage of the Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2022, which now goes to President Biden for his signature.
June 10, 2022 |
NRF called on the Biden administration to repeal tariffs on goods from China, citing Consumer Price Index numbers released this morning by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
June 9, 2022 |
NRF will honor two veteran loss prevention professionals for their outstanding contributions to combat retail crime on June 23 during the annual NRF PROTECT conference in Cleveland.
June 8, 2022 |
NRF is launching the second phase of a seven-figure advocacy campaign with broadcast, digital and out-of-home advertising, urging the Biden administration to repeal tariffs on goods from China to lower costs for businesses and consumers who are being severely impacted by inflation.
June 8, 2022 | Port Tracker, Supply Chain, Economy
Imports at the nation’s major retail container ports should see near-record volume again this month as retailers work to meet still-strong consumer demand and also protect themselves against potential disruptions at West Coast ports, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report from NRF and Hackett Associates.
June 6, 2022 | Economy
NRF said biodiesel levels set by the Environmental Protection Agency for this year are too high and will drive up inflation for already high food prices, especially processed foods that rely on food oils from crops like soybeans.
June 6, 2022 |
NRF welcomed a federal appeals court’s rejection of a series of “carbon copy” lawsuits claiming five retailers violated the Americans with Disabilities Act by failing to sell Braille gift cards.