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December 14, 2018 | Holidays & Seasonal, Consumer Trends, Retail Sales
November retail sales increase 5 percent over 2017, putting holiday spending on track to meet NRF forecast
November retail sales were up 0.7 percent from October and 5 percent year over year, completing the first half of the holiday shopping season with spending on track to easily meet NRF's forecast.
December 10, 2018 |
250 retail and restaurant companies urge Congress to fix tax reform error delaying investment before going home
NRF and more than 250 retail, restaurant and other companies from across the country are urging Congress to fix a mistake in last year’s tax reform law as part of end-of-year legislation, saying the error has put millions of dollars in job-creating remodeling projects on hold.
December 7, 2018 | Economy, Trade, Supply Chain, Port Tracker
Monthly imports reach 2 million containers for first time as retailers continue rush to beat tariffs
Imports have set another new record, reaching 2 million containers in a single month for the first time as retailers brought merchandise into the country ahead of a now-postponed tariff increase.
December 7, 2018 | Economy, Workforce
Retail employment in November grew by 18,600 jobs from October, accounting for 12 percent of the 155,000-job increase economy-wide, according to NRF. The numbers exclude automobile dealers, gasoline stations and restaurants.
December 4, 2018 | Talent Development, Career Development
NRF Foundation RISE Up training and credentials approved for use in Ohio high schools and career/technical centers
The NRF Foundation and the Ohio Council of Retail Merchants announced today that the Foundation’s suite of RISE Up training and credentials has been approved by the Ohio Department of Education for use in high schools and career-and-technical education centers throughout the state.
December 2, 2018 | Trade
NRF responds to the Trump administration’s decision to hold off on tariff increases that were set to take effect in January 2019.
November 30, 2018 |
NCCR called on the EPA to completely review the Renewable Fuel Standard, saying increased biofuel levels for 2019 meet statutory requirements for a "reset" of the program.
November 30, 2018 | Supply Chain, Trade, Global
NRF says the new agreement updates NAFTA while continuing key benefits of the original agreement, and called for Congress to approve the measure next year.
November 28, 2018 | Leadership
An array of the best and brightest leaders from retail, technology and business will address the urgency of strategic business transformation, uniting the retail industry and unlocking its full impact as more than 37,000 attendees from nearly 100 countries come together in New York City in January at NRF 2019: Retail’s Big Show.
November 27, 2018 | Winter Holidays
From Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday, over 165 million Americans shopped in stores and online, slightly higher than our 164 million estimated shoppers from an earlier consumer sentiment survey by NRF and Prosper Insights and Analytics.