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June clothing, accessories sales up from last year, although still down from a month ago

June retail sales were up 0.07 percent seasonally adjusted from May’s strong performance and increased 4.2 percent unadjusted year-over-year as economic growth continued despite the U.S. trade war with China and other countries, the National... more »

Americans expected to purchase more than $80 billion in back-to-school merch

The back-to-school and college shopping season is in full swing, but many parents and college students say they are waiting for the best deals to complete their shopping lists, according to the annual survey released today by... more »

California’s new privacy act ‘deeply flawed,’ says National Retail Federation

The National Retail Federation called the new California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 “deeply flawed” and said customer service could be severely hampered if the legislature fails to address retailers’ concerns before the measure takes... more »

SCOTUS: Retailers can’t encourage shoppers to use credit cards with lower processing fees

The National Retail Federation said U.S. Supreme Court decision in favor of American Express rules that prevent retailers from encouraging the use of other credit cards with lower processing fees will perpetuate a system that costs merchants... more »

Fourth of July falling on Wednesday isn’t helping projected spending numbers

Americans are expected to spend $6.9 billion on food for Fourth of July cookouts and picnics next month, according to the annual survey released June 22 by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insight &... more »

Supreme Court rules online retailers must pay sales tax

In a landmark decision for retailers and consumers around the country, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday, June 21 that states can require online retailers to collect sales tax. The vote in the case of... more »

NRF: Congress must intervene in growing trade war with China

The National Retail Federation tonight issued the following statement from President and CEO Matthew Shay after President Trump said he is considering tariffs on an additional $200 billion in Chinese goods if China does not... more »

May retail numbers up 5.6 percent from last year

May retail sales increased 0.7 percent seasonally adjusted over April and 5.6 percent unadjusted year-over-year as a growing economy prompted consumers to continue to spend, the National Retail Federation announced. The numbers exclude automobiles, gasoline... more »
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