National Retail Federation

Ports see ‘dramatic difference’ from last year as holiday merchandise arrives

Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to increase 8.3 percent this month over the same time last year as consumers begin their holiday shopping, according to the monthly Global... more »

House passes long-term transportation bill

NRF released its thoughts regarding the House recently passing a long-term transportation bill that is critically important to America’s retailers. H.R. 3763, the Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2015, includes major reforms that... more »

NRF welcomes committee passage of Joint Employer Bill

The National Retail Federation applauded committee passage of legislation that would supersede a recent National Labor Relations Board ruling that significantly broadened the definition of a joint employer.“Business owners face enough uncertainty in the marketplace... more »

Broad-based coalition supports cotton amendment strengthening senate cybersecurity bill

A broad-based coalition of 10 associations led by the National Retail Federation sent a letter to Senate leadership in support of an amendment by Senator Tom Cotton to S. 754, the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act... more »

National Retail Federation survey shows consumers eager for digital holiday

It’s the most wonderful time of the year for millions of Americans. According to the National Retail Federation’s Holiday Consumer Spending Survey conducted by Prosper Insights and Analytics, consumers celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah and/or Kwanzaa will... more »

EMV credit cards overwhelming for some small retailers

According to a recent National Retail Federation release, a gift shop owner told Congress that making the change to chip-and-signature credit cards has been overwhelming for many small businesses and that owners are disappointed that... more »

NRF tells Congress: ‘EMV equipment does not stop breaches’

The National Retail Federation told Congress Wednesday, Oct. 7, that new chip-and-signature credit cards without a PIN will not stop data breaches, and that small businesses should not be pressured to install the equipment to accept them at the... more »

National Retail Federation releases Retail Holiday Planning Playbook

The inaugural 2015 Retail Holiday Planning Playbook is the retailer’s guide to key questions and issues around the upcoming holiday season. The 2014 holiday season rang up a hefty $616.1 billion in U.S. sales, 4 percent... more »

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