The National Retail Federation issued a statement today from Senior Vice President for Government Relations David French on introduction of the Marketplace Fairness Act by Senators Mike Enzi, R-Wyo. and Dick Durbin, D-Ill.
Import cargo volume at the nation's major retail container ports is expected to rise an unusually high 16.9 percent in March as West Coast ports dig out from a backlog of cargo that built up during just-concluded contract negotiations with dockworkers.
After a long winter, consumers are looking for a reason to shed their coats, and donning their favorite Irish or green garb to take part in St. Patrick’s Day traditions may just do the trick. According to NRF’s St. Patrick’s Day Spending Survey conducted by Prosper Insights and Analytics, nearly 127 million Americans are planning to celebrate the traditional Irish holiday.
If a deal is not reached today, we support the decision to move the ILWU-PMA negotiations to Washington and we call upon the president to personally engage in the discussions until an agreement is reached
With recent high-profile data breaches and the growing need to deliver a unified and differentiated customer experience, retail CIOs agree that security and digital innovation are top priorities for 2015.
Playing it safe and planning ahead, Americans this year are planning to stash away their tax refund into savings. According to NRF’s Tax Returns Survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, 47 percent of those expecting a refund plan to put their money into savings, the highest percent in the survey’s history. Nearly two-thirds (65.7%) of those surveyed are expecting a refund this year.