Retail industry employment in August increased by 89,100 jobs over the same time last year despite a seasonally adjusted drop of 9,700 jobs from July, according to NRF. The numbers exclude automobile dealers, gasoline stations and restaurants.
The National Retail Federation today announced the selection of Florida retailer Lisa Mergel as the 2018 America’s Retail Champion of the Year as small retailers from across the country were honored for their advocacy on behalf of the industry at NRF’s Retail Advocates Summit.
NRF and 150 other organizations have submitted comments on proposed tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese imports, urging the administration to avoid further escalation with China and warning of the negative impact of tariffs on American businesses, families and workers.
NRF has chosen House Education and Workforce Committee Chairwoman Virginia Foxx as Legislator of the Year, and named more than 250 other members of Congress “Heroes of Main Street.” for their support of the retail industry. The awards were presented during NRF's Retail Advocates Summit congressional fly-in.
The National Retail Federation today presented the J. Thomas Weyant Award to Retail Association of Maine President and CEO Curtis Picard as retailers from across the country gathered for NRF’s Retail Advocates Summit.
More than two dozen of the best and brightest leaders from retail, technology and business will be among the headline speakers as over 37,000 retailers from nearly 100 countries gather in New York next January to address the latest trends, innovations and strategries for transformation at the National Retail Federation’s 108th annual convention.
The National Retail Federation today issued the following statement from President and CEO Matthew Shay after the United States and Mexico announced a preliminary deal on the North American Free Trade Agreement.
The National Retail Federation urged USTR to reject tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods and released a new study that found tariffs on furniture and travel goods from China would cost American consumers nearly $6 billion a year.
The National Retail Federation joined nearly 300 organizations ranging from restaurants and grocers to building contractors and firefighters today in urging Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to follow congressional intent and issue guidance resolving errors in the 2017 tax reform law related to depreciation rules and “carryback” of operating losses.
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.