National Retail Federation

National Retail Federation responds to latest tariff escalation

The Trump administration plans to impose a 10% tariff on $300 billion worth of goods imported from China beginning Sept. 1, 2019. The National Retail Federation issued a statement from David French, senior vice president for... more »

2019 Graduation gift spending trends

According to the National Retail Federation’s (NRF) annual survey conducted by Prosper Insights and Analytics, 34 percent of respondents will purchase a graduation gift this year. The NRF survey found 45 percent 18-24 year-olds plan... more »

February retail sales increased 2.7 percent over 2018

Retail sales were down 0.7 percent in February seasonally adjusted from January but up 2.7 percent unadjusted year-over-year as delays and revisions related to the government shutdown continued to make comparisons difficult according to the... more »

Retailers urge Congress to fix tax bill error delaying investment

The National Retail Federation urged Congress to support bipartisan legislation introduced today in the House that would fix a drafting error in the tax reform law that took effect in 2018. The error relating to... more »

How younger consumers are embracing Easter

In the article "3 Ways Younger Consumers are embracing Easter" by Katie Jordan, manager, Research and Industry Insights, National Retail Federation, a variety of holiday-related activities are discussed that may spur additional spending by the younger... more »

Retailers urge Congress to pass tariff relief legislation

The National Retail Federation (NRF) called on Congress to pass legislation on February 28, 2019 that would require that a process be established to exclude some items from the Trump administration’s tariffs on $200 billion worth... more »

Retail jobs grew nearly 15,000 in January over December

Retail industry employment in January was down by 15,100 jobs unadjusted from a year earlier but increased 14,800 jobs seasonally adjusted from December, the National Retail Federation reports. The retail numbers, which exclude automobile dealers,... more »

Valentine’s Day spending expected to set record

Americans are expected to spend a record amount on Valentine’s Day this year despite a years-long decrease in the percentage of people celebrating the holiday, according to the annual survey released by the National Retail... more »

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