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July retail sales show strong gains

The National Retail Federation (NRF) noted retail sales were up 0.9 percent in July seasonally adjusted from June and up 5.6 percent unadjusted year-over-year. The numbers exclude automobile dealers, gasoline stations and restaurants. “July’s strong... more »

Retailers respond to tariff delay ahead of holiday season

The National Retail Federation (NRF) issued a statement from its senior vice president for government relations,David French, after the Trump administration announced it would delay new tariffs on certain consumer products until December 15. Tariffs... more »

Retailers seek clarity on ADA website claims

The Retail Litigation Center (RLC) and the National Retail Federation (NRF) asked the U.S. Supreme Court to take a case that will enable the court to establish a reasonable, nationwide standard for evaluating website accessibility claims... more »

NRF expects record spending for school and college supplies

The annual survey released by the National Retail Federation (NRF)and Prosper Insights and Analytics expects back-to-school spending to reach record levels. As students gear up to go back to school and college, families plan to spend... more »

Retail imports grow modestly ahead of possible tariffs

Imports at the nation’s major retail container ports will remain at high levels this summer but are expected to grow only modestly compared with last year’s rush to bring merchandise into the country ahead of... more »

Technology improves consumers’ shopping experience

Consumers are embracing the use of retail technology to improve their shopping experience, according to the latest issue of the Consumer View report released today by the National Retail Federation (NRF). “Technology has become part of our... more »

Retailers back bill requiring congressional review of tariff hikes

The National Retail Federation (NRF) welcomes legislation introduced on June 25, 2019, that would strengthen congressional authority over tariff increases. “We agree with the need to deliver fair and balanced trade deals, but taxing Americans isn’t... more »

May’s retail sales show consumer resilience

May’s retail sales show consumer resilience and confidence in the economy. Retail sales rose 0.5 percent in May seasonally adjusted from April and up 3.2 percent unadjusted year-over-year, according to the National Retail Federation (NRF). The... more »

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