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 »

National Retail Federation leading coalition to improve payment system security

The National Retail Federation, other retail groups and two of the nation’s best-known ATM networks announced today that they have formed a new coalition intended to improve the security of the U.S. electronic payments system... more »

May sees another jump in number of retail jobs

The retail industry employment increased by 28,800 jobs seasonally adjusted in May over April and 100,000 jobs unadjusted year-over-year, the National Retail Federation said. The numbers exclude automobile dealers, gasoline stations and restaurants. Overall, U.S.... more »

Retailers express frustration with White House’s plans to move forward with tariffs on China

The National Retail Federation issued the following statement from President and CEO Matthew Shay after the White House announced plans to move forward with tariffs on $50 billion of Chinese imports. “We’re disappointed the administration... more »

Overall clothing and accessory sales down slightly during April

April retail sales increased 0.4 percent seasonally adjusted over March and 2.8 percent year-over-year as consumers continued to spend, the National Retail Federation said today. The numbers exclude automobiles, gasoline stations and restaurants. “Retail sales... more »

Import numbers on rise in spite of tariff threat

Imports at the nation’s major retail container ports are expected to grow steadily throughout the summer despite the prospect of heavy tariffs on goods from China, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released... more »
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