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E.g., 09/25/2018
E.g., 09/25/2018
September 10, 2018

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.


August 15, 2018

July retail sales were up 0.4 percent from June and 4.9 percent year-over-year, giving the industry a solid kickoff for the third quarter and backing up NRF's revised forecast that sales will grow at least 4.5 percent for the year.

August 9, 2018

With retail sales rising and retailers rushing to bring merchandise into the country ahead of proposed new tariffs on products from China, imports at the naiton's major retail container ports have set two new records this summer and are expected to set another this month, according to NRF's Global Port Tracker report.

July 16, 2018

June retail sales were up 0.07 percent seasonally adjusted from May’s strong performance and increased 4.2 percent unadjusted year-over-year as economic growth continued despite the U.S. trade war with China and other countries, according to NRF.

July 9, 2018

Driven by increasing consumer demand and rising retail sales, imports at the nation’s major retail container ports are expected to set a new record this month even though new tariffs on goods from China just took effect, according to the Global Port Tracker from NRF and Hackett Associates.

July 6, 2018

Retail industry employment in June increased by 50,200 jobs unadjusted over the same time last year despite a seasonally adjusted drop from May of 25,800, according to NRF. The numbers exclude automobile dealers, gasoline stations and restaurants.

June 18, 2018

NRF says new threat of tariffs on $200 billion more in Chinese goods is "reckless escalation" that shows Congress must step in.

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