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Overall retail sales rebound in July

Retail sales in July increased by 0.6 percent over June on a seasonally adjusted basis, triple the revised 0.2 percent growth seen in June, according to calculations released today by the National Retail Federation. Sales increased... more »

NRF survey shows how many retailers have adapted to chip card readers, how many still holding out

A new survey conducted for NRF shows small retailers have nearly caught up with large merchants in making the switch to chip-and-signature credit cards — even though virtually half say the cards would be more secure if... more »

Hot 100 Retailers list shows ‘shifts in shopping behaviors’

Whether they sell through traditional stores, online or both, companies that provide unique offerings and experiences for consumers dominate the list of Hot 100 Retailers published by the National Retail Federation’s STORES magazine. “The retail industry is getting... more »

Dockworkers union reaches agreement to avoid potential supply disruptions

The National Retail Federation welcomed reports that the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association appear close to extending their existing contract at West Coast ports nearly two full years before it... more »

National Retail Federation chief economist makes predictions

As the chief economist for the largest retail trade organization in the world, Jack Kleinhenz’s days revolve around big data and economic forecasting models. With over 35 years of experience, Kleinhenz is well-versed in examining data... more »

Pence: ‘Congress needs to step up’ to help retailers

Vice President Mike Pence praised the retail industry’s contributions to the economy as he spoke before merchants from across the nation at NRF’s annual Retail Advocates Summit, and pledged to help pass pro-growth initiatives on issues... more »

NRF rips NY Post article for ‘retail is dying’ narrative

The New York Post has a problem with the National Retail Federation’s optimistic back-to-school spending predictions, and the National Retail Federation has a problem with that. In an interview with Forbes’ Barbara Thau, NRF vice... more »

Fourth of July celebrations could spike thanks to warmer-than-average weather

Americans are expected to spend $7.1 billion on food for cookouts and picnics as they celebrate the Fourth of July this year, up from $6.8 billion in 2016, according to the annual survey released today... more »
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