The scholarship, established to honor former Shop.org Vice President Ray Greenly, provides financial support to students pursuing degrees in fields related to digital retailing. Five finalists will be announced at Retail’s Digital Summit in Dallas in September.
The National Retail Federation applauded legislation introduced today by Representative Kurt Schrader, D-Ore., that would phase in the Labor Department’s drastic new overtime regulations, saying the measure would mitigate the substantial damage the requirements will inflict on millions of workplaces across the country.
Import cargo volume at the nation's major retail container ports should see a small-but-significant increase in July as merchants stock up for back-to-school, followed by a larger wave in late summer and early fall for the holiday shopping season.
The National Retail Federation told the House Small Business Committee that new federal overtime regulations will lead to hiring freezes and layoffs for full-time workers if enacted as planned December 1.