Overall retail sales up during September

Hurricane recovery spending contributed to an increase in U.S. retail sales for the month of September. Retail sales increased 0.5% over August on a seasonally adjusted basis, and were up 3.2% year-over-year (YOY) on an... more »

Retail jobs down slightly in September

Retail industry employment saw a modest decline in September, decreasing 4,600 jobs from revised August figures, the National Retail Federation said today. The number excludes automobile dealers, gasoline stations and restaurants. The economy overall saw... more »

New corporate tax proposal could be major boost for retailers

The National Retail Federation welcomed a tax reform proposal released Sept. 27 by the Trump administration and congressional leadership, saying the measure could provide a major boost for the nation’s economy. “We look forward to... more »

Consumer View, new quarterly consumer-behavior report, launched by National Retail Federation

The National Retail Federation has launched Consumer View, a new quarterly report designed to gauge consumer behavior and shopping trends related to stores, online channels, customer loyalty, technology and other issues. “The retail industry is... more »

Target to implement $15 minimum wage by 2020

The National Retail Federation released the following statement from President and CEO Matthew Shay in response to the announcement by Target that the company will increase its minimum hourly wage to $11 next month and... more »

NRF to Congress: Lower corporate tax rate

The National Retail Federation has told Congress that lawmakers need to lower the nation’s corporate tax rate in order to remain competitive in the global economy and to keep high taxes from hampering job creation.... more »

NRF: SCOTUS needs to require online sales tax be collected

The National Retail Federation said a ruling issued Sept. 14 by the South Dakota Supreme Court sets the stage for the U.S. Supreme Court to revisit a long-out-of-date ruling on ecommerce. But NRF called on... more »

Retail federation tempers forecast for rest of 2017

The National Retail Federation has adjusted its forecast for retail sales for 2017, saying sales are now expected to increase between 3.2 percent and 3.8 percent rather than the 3.7-4.2 percent forecast earlier this year. “Meaningful... more »
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