NRF: U.S. must bring Canada into NAFTA deal

The National Retail Federation issued the following statement from President and CEO Matthew Shay on Aug. 27 after the United States and Mexico announced a preliminary deal on the North American Free Trade Agreement. “Coming... more »

July sees another increase in overall retail sales, kicks off third quarter with solid start

July retail sales were up 0.4 percent seasonally adjusted from June and increased 4.9 percent unadjusted year-over-year, giving the industry a solid kickoff for the third quarter as consumers continued to spend despite concerns about... more »

National Retail Federation increases sales forecast for remainder of 2018

The National Retail Federation has increased its retail sales forecast for 2018, saying sales are expected to grow more than previously predicted thanks to tax reform and other positive economic inputs but warning that tariffs... more »

Imports set record number as retailers prepare for tariffs

With retail sales rising and retailers rushing to bring merchandise into the country ahead of proposed new tariffs on products from China, imports at the nation’s major retail container ports have set two new records... more »

Retail employment numbers up slightly in July

Retail industry employment in July increased by 66,000 jobs unadjusted over the same time last year, showing ongoing industry growth, the National Retail Federation said Aug. 3. The numbers exclude automobile dealers, gasoline stations and... more »

Two pet product companies among 10 hottest retailers

Successful retail segmentation owed in part to skilled management and strategy rather than any particular game-changing innovation led companies to top the list of Hot 100 Retailers published Aug. 3 by the National Retail Federation’s STORES magazine. “Strong... more »

Retail group calls new tariff developments ‘unacceptable gamble’

The National Retail Federation issued the following statement from President and CEO Matthew Shay on Aug. 1 following the administration's announcement that it will consider imposing a tariff of 25 percent rather than 10 percent on $200... more »

National Retail Federation signs White House’s ‘Pledge to America’s Workers’

During a workforce development event at the White House on July 19, the National Retail Federation signed a “Pledge to America’s Workers,” committing to create enhanced career opportunities for 250,000 individuals over the next five... more »
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