The National Retail Federation today said a proposed new class action settlement, which purports to resolve claims that Visa and MasterCard set credit card swipe fees in a multi-billion dollar price-fixing scheme, largely resembles part of an agreement that both a federal appellate court and the retail industry had already rejected.
The National Retail Federation today announced the winners of its inaugural Innovation Awards, a new competition to acknowledge cutting-edge tech startups and other companies using the best and latest technology to revolutionize the retail shopping experience.
The National Retail Federation today announced a series of new programs, guest events and networking opportunities at this week’s annual Shop.org conference, which will be held Tuesday through Friday in Las Vegas. Members of the retail industry will gather at the conference to expand their professional networks, attend sessions hosted by the industry’s leading experts and learn about the latest trends and innovations impacting the world of digital commerce.
With retail sales continuing to grow despite tariff worries, imports at the nation’s major retail container ports are expected to remain strong this month after setting three new records this summer, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released by NRF and Hackett Associates.
The NRF Foundation has formed a partnership with workforce development company Grant Associates, Inc. to provide the Foundation’s RISE Up training and credentials to approximately 150 job seekers in New York City and the Washington metropolitan area.
Retail industry employment in August increased by 89,100 jobs over the same time last year despite a seasonally adjusted drop of 9,700 jobs from July, according to NRF. The numbers exclude automobile dealers, gasoline stations and restaurants.