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August 20, 2018 | Back to School, Consumer Trends
As students prepared to head back to class this month, consumers had completed just over half their shopping for school and college supplies, according to the annual survey released today by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics.
August 16, 2018 | Economy
Two errors in the federal tax reform law are costing the retail industry millions of dollars and delaying investments.
August 15, 2018 |
Serena Williams to close out 2018. Other notable speakers include Accenture, Adobe, Deloitte Consulting, Dylan’s Candy Bar, eBay, Etsy, Flywheel, GIPHY, Glossy, JGA, Macy’s, NYDJ, Sephora, Shoes of NYC, Sur La Table, TechStyle Fashion Group, Uber, Wayfair, and Zappos.
August 15, 2018 | Retail Sales, Economy
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 13, 2018 | Economy, Annual Forecast, Forecasts
NRF now expects 2018 retail sales to increase by 4.5 percent over 2017 rather than the 3.8 to 4.4 percent forecast earlier this year. The numbers exclude automobiles, gasoline stations and restaurants.
August 9, 2018 | Trade, Port Tracker, Economy, Supply Chain
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 nation'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.
August 7, 2018 | Trade, Economy
NRF says the final list of $16 billion in goods from China subject to a 25 percent tariff is "just another step toward thowing away the benefits of tax reform."
August 3, 2018 | Economy, Workforce
July saw monthly gains in general merchandise stores, clothing and accessories stores, and food and beverage stores.
August 1, 2018 | Economy, Trade
The National Retail Federation today issued a statement from President and CEO Matthew Shay following reports that the administration will propose tariffs of 25 percent rather than 10 percent on $200 billion in goods from China.
August 1, 2018 | Hot 100 Retailers, Benchmarks & Tools, Top Retailers
Successful retail segmentation owed in part to skilled management and strategy rather than any particular game-changing innovation led companies to top the list of Hot 100 Retailers published today by the National Retail Federation’s STORES magazine.