The National Retail Federation is concerned that the NLRB decision in the Browning Ferris case could be used to support the erroneous position that nationally franchised companies and the local stores or restaurants operating under their banners can be considered joint employers.
Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to increase 3.6 percent this month over the same time last year as retailers begin to bring in merchandise for the holiday season, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.
In retail, it pays to stand out from the crowd, and STORES Magazine’s 2015 Hot 100 Retailers list finds that several of the fastest-growing companies in the United States have emerged head and shoulders above their competitors by honing a niche that resonates with today’s shopper.
Small business retail owners were recognized at the National Retail Federation’s 2015 Retail Advocates Summit for their engagement in grassroots and advocacy efforts on local, state and federal issues affecting the retail industry. As part of the event, NRF named Erin Calvo-Bacci, owner of The Chocolate Truffle and Bacci Chocolate Design in Massachusetts, America’s Retail Champion of the Year for her advocacy on behalf of the industry.
The National Retail Federation announced today its CIO Council has appointed Janet Sherlock, senior vice president and chief information officer at Carter’s, Inc. as the new chair of NRF’s prestigious, invite-only CIO Council.
As part of the National Retail Federation’s annual Retail Advocates Summit fly-in, NRF recognized a bipartisan group of 289 members of Congress for their support of retail industry public policy priorities such as international trade, patent reform, health care, tax reform and labor relations.