National Retail Federation

Retailers file suit to block new overtime rule

The National Retail Federation filed suit in U.S. District Court today on behalf of the millions of employers and employees who will be drastically affected if the Labor Department’s changes to the federal overtime rules go into effect on December... more »

Retailers laud congressional action to block overtime rules

    The National Retail Federation today released the following statement on the hearing by the House Education and Workforce Committee on the Labor Department’s new overtime rule. “Retailers are happy to see that our... more »

Retailers tell fed debit swipe fee cap still too high

A cap on debit card swipe fees enacted by the Federal Reserve five years ago has helped reduce costs for retailers and consumers but is still higher than intended by Congress and should be lowered,... more »

NRF forecasts retail sales to grow 3.1 percent in 2016

The National Retail Federation released its 2016 economic forecast, projecting retail industry sales (which exclude automobiles, gas stations and restaurants) will grow 3.1 percent*, higher than the 10-year average of 2.7 percent. NRF also announced... more »

Retail holiday sales increase 3 percent, according to National Retail Federation

Holiday sales in 2015 increased 3 percent to $626,140 billion — solid growth considering the unforeseen weather events across the country and extreme deflationary retail environment. NRF forecasted total growth, including online sales, of 3.7... more »

National Retail Federation leads 100-member coalition in tackling port congestion

Following up on last fall’s successful campaign to include a port performance statistics program in the federal long-term surface transportation bill, NRF today led a coalition of more than 100 groups in sending specific recommendations... more »

National Retail Federation announces new additions to board of directors

The NRF Foundation announced today the addition of four new executives to its Board of Directors, including a human resources executive with The Home Depot and the retail and consumer lead for PwC. The election... more »

Holiday shoppers still wrapping up holiday lists

Though millions of people got a jump-start on holiday shopping this year, millions more still have a lengthy list to finalize. According to the National Retail Federation’s final consumer holiday spending survey of the season,... more »

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