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E.g., 02/22/2018
E.g., 02/22/2018
February 14, 2018

An improving economy kept January retail sales nearly as good as the holiday season’s strong showing – dropping only 0.26 percent seasonally adjusted from December – and fueled a healthy 5.4 percent increase year-over year.

February 13, 2018

NRF says any new data breach notification law passed by Congress should cover all industries that handle consumer data and "leave no roles" that would allow events like last year's Equifax breach to remain hidden.

February 12, 2018

The National Retail Federation issued a statement appreciating President Trump's attention to the urgent need to rebuild America’s outdated infrastructure.

February 9, 2018

The National Retail Federation announced that it has hired Christian Beckner, a top Washington cybersecurity think tank expert and former U.S. Senate homeland security advisor, to head its cybersecurity program.

February 9, 2018

Imports are expected to grow 4.9 percent in the first half of 2018 compared with the same time a year earlier, according to the latest Global Port Tracker report from NRF and Hackett Associates.

February 8, 2018

The National Retail Federation released its economic forecast for 2018, projecting that retail industry sales, which exclude automobiles, gasoline stations and restaurants, will grow between 3.8 and 4.4 percent over 2017. Online and other non-store sales, which are included in the overall number, are expected to increase between 10 and 12 percent.

February 2, 2018

Retail industry employment increased by 11,100 jobs in January over December, reflecting a carryover of increased staffing from the strong holiday season, according to NRF's calculations.

January 31, 2018

U.S. consumers are expected to spend an average $143.56 on Valentine’s Day as 55 percent of the population celebrates this year, an increase from last year’s $136.57.

January 25, 2018

American adults are expected to spend an average $81.17 for a total of $15.3 billion as an estimated 188.5 million people watch the 2018 Super Bowl.

January 16, 2018

NRF announced that BJ's Wholesale Club President and CEO Christopher J. Baldwin has been elected chairman of the NRF Board of Directors.

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