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E.g., 12/15/2017
E.g., 12/15/2017
December 14, 2017

Retail sales in November increased 0.9 percent over October on a seasonally adjusted basis and were up 6 percent year-over-year unadjusted, according to calculations released today by the National Retail Federation. 

December 8, 2017

Retail industry employment increased by an unusually high 12,900 jobs in November over October. The numbers do no include automobile dealers, gasoline stations or restaurants.

December 8, 2017

Imports at the nation's major retail container ports are expected to increase 1.5 percent in December over the same time last year, and 2017 should show an increase of 6.4 percent over 2016.

December 7, 2017

NRF welcomed the Senate Finance Committee’s approval of U.S. Customs and Border Protection Acting Commissioner Kevin K. McAleenan’s nomination to serve as the permanent head of the agency, and urged the Sneate to move swiftly on his confirmation. 

December 6, 2017

The honorees represent the best and brightest individuals impacting the retail industry and will be celebrated January 14, 2018, at the NRF Foundation Gala during NRF 2018: Retail’s Big Show in New York City. 

December 2, 2017

NRF says congressional action on tax reform is boosting consumer confidence and that savings from reform could be enough to pay for many families' holiday shopping.

November 30, 2017

NRF's National Council of Chain Restaurants says 2018 ethanol fuel levels set by the EPA are too high and will drive up food prices.

November 29, 2017

NRF called on the Senate to pass comprehensive tax reform legislation set for a vote this week, saying the measure would create jobs and boost the economy by bringing back investment that has gone overseas while also helping small businesses and consumers.

November 28, 2017

Thanksgiving weekend, including Cyber Monday, attracted more than 174 million shopping both online and in-store compared to 164 million originally surveyed by NRF and Prosper Insights & Analytics. 

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