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July 24, 2018 | Economy, Trade
The National Retail Federation and more than 50 organizations representing U.S. retailers, manufacturers, farmers, agribusinesses, technology companies and other industries today submitted comments to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on the administration’s proposed tariffs on $16 billion of Chinese imports.
July 24, 2018 | Small Business, Economy
Small retailer tells Congress sales tax ruling will end online sellers' price advantage without creating collection burden
A small Florida-based retailer who sells both in-store and online told Congress last month’s Supreme Court ruling in favor of online sales tax collection will end a price disadvantage suffered by local stores without creating an undue burden for internet sellers.
July 23, 2018 | Careers & Leadership, Leadership
The National Retail Federation today announced that it has hired Patrick McGary, former chief operating officer at the Heart Failure Society of America, as its new vice president of membership sales.
July 19, 2018 | Workforce, Economy, Talent Development, Career Development
The National Retail Federation signed a “Pledge to America’s Workers” during a workforce development event at the White House, committing to create enhanced career opportunities for 250,000 individuals over the next five years through the NRF Foundation’s RISE Up program and student programs.
July 16, 2018 | Retail Sales, Economy, Trade
June retail sales continue 'steady run' with 4.2 percent increase over 2017 despite threats from trade war
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 12, 2018 | Consumer Trends, Holidays & Seasonal, Back to School
Families with children in elementary through high school plan to spend an average $684.79 each.Those with young people heading to college as well as college and graduate students purchasing for themselves plan to spend an average $942.17 each.
July 11, 2018 | Economy, Trade
The National Retail Federation issued the following statement from President and CEO Matthew Shay after the Senate approved a “motion to instruct” related to congressional approval of national-security designated tariffs.
July 10, 2018 | Economy, Trade
The National Retail Federation issued the following statement from Senior Vice President for Government Relations David French after the Office of the U.S. Trade Representativereleased a listof $200 billion of Chinese imports to be subject to new tariffs.
July 9, 2018 | Economy, Trade, Port Tracker, Supply Chain
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 | Economy, Trade, Workforce
June retail jobs increase more than 50,000 over 2017 but trade war could become a 'turning point' in confidence
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.