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Consumers prepare students for back-to-school with potential record level spending

Consumers tentatively plan to spend a record amount to prepare students for school and college this year as they buy more laptops and computer accessories in anticipation that at least some classes will take place... more »

NRF shares June retail sales data

Retail sales rose in June, seeing both a monthly increase and their first year-over-year gain since early in the year as more retailers and other businesses closed by the coronavirus pandemic reopened, but continued COVID-19... more »

Retail shrink totals $61.7 billion in 2019

Theft, fraud and losses from other retail “shrink” totaled $61.7 billion in 2019, up from $50.6 billion the year before as industry security executives reported increases in the number of shoplifting, organized retail crime and... more »

NRF shares trade credit insurance plan could increase liquidity during pandemic

The National Retail Federation (NRF) welcomed a report released this week calling for a federal backstop for trade credit insurance, saying the proposal could help provide liquidity badly needed by retailers as they recover from... more »

NRF shares that May retail sales improve dramatically over April

Retail sales rose dramatically in May as retailers and other businesses closed by the coronavirus pandemic began to reopen, but remained well below spending levels seen during the same period a year ago, the National... more »

Pandemic’s impact on imports easing slightly

The impact of COVID-19 at major U.S. retail container ports appears to be easing slightly, with projected imports remaining below last year’s levels but not as much as previously forecast, according to the Global Port... more »

NRF chief economist notes uncertainty in predicting pandemic recovery

While the reopening of businesses shut down by the coronavirus pandemic is a significant step forward, it is too soon to say how quickly or smoothly the nation’s economy will recover, National Retail Federation (NRF)... more »

Retailers welcome House measure providing more time to use Paycheck Protection Program funds

The National Retail Federation (NRF) welcomed House action on legislation that would give employers more time and flexibility to use Paycheck Protection Program money aimed at helping small businesses survive the coronavirus pandemic. “Businesses need... more »
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