U.S. retailers to meet with Europeans to discuss privacy laws

U.S. retailers will highlight challenges faced in complying with European privacy rules while still serving the needs of their customers as regulators meet for an international conference in Brussels, the National Retail Federation said. “In... more »

September retail sales up 3 percent from last year

Retail sales in September increased 0.4 percent over August on a seasonally adjusted basis and were up 3 percent year-over-year unadjusted, according to calculations released by the National Retail Federation. The numbers exclude automobiles, gasoline stations... more »

Most Americans regularly visit discount stores

Almost all U.S. consumers are value-conscious shoppers who regularly visit discount retailers to find a bargain, according to the latest issue of the quarterly Consumer View report released by the National Retail Federation. “Looking for... more »

NRF applauds new NAFTA deal that includes Canada

The National Retail Federation issued the following statement from President and CEO Matthew Shay after the U.S., Canada and Mexico reached a deal updating the North American Free Trade Agreement. “We are pleased a deal... more »

Holiday spending to increase to $720 billion this year

The National Retail Federation announced that it expects holiday retail sales in November and December — excluding automobiles, gasoline and restaurants — to increase between 4.3 and 4.8 percent over 2017 for a total of $717.45 billion to $720.89 billion.... more »

Credit card swipe fees: Proposed lawsuit settlement not nearly enough, says NRF

The National Retail Federation said a proposed new class-action settlement, which purports to resolve claims that Visa and MasterCard set credit card swipe fees in a multi-billion dollar price-fixing scheme, largely resembles part of an agreement that... more »

NRF: Tariff war escalation will ‘touch every aspect of American life’

The National Retail Federation Sept. 17 issued the following statement from President and CEO Matthew Shay regarding the Trump administration’s plan to move forward with additional tariffs on Chinese goods. “As thousands of businesses have... more »

Retail sector employment has risen by 90,000 jobs in the past year

Retail industry employment in August increased by 89,100 jobs unadjusted over the same time last year despite a seasonally adjusted drop of 9,700 jobs from July, the National Retail Federation said in a Sept. 7... more »
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