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Retailers welcome House measure providing more time to use Paycheck Protection Program funds

The National Retail Federation (NRF) welcomed House action on legislation that would give employers more time and flexibility to use Paycheck Protection Program money aimed at helping small businesses survive the coronavirus pandemic. “Businesses need... more »

NRF welcomes the introduction of the Pandemic Risk Insurance Act

The National Retail Federation (NRF) welcomed the introduction of the Pandemic Risk Insurance Act, which would establish a federal program to help businesses obtain insurance coverage for pandemics modeled on a system for terrorism insurance... more »

Retailers welcome Senate plan to expand Paycheck Protection Program flexibility

The National Retail Federation (NRF) welcomed legislation agreed to by key members of the Senate that would give businesses more time to use Paycheck Protection Program money and spend it on safety equipment and improvements... more »

Retail sales decline in April due to the pandemic closures

Retail sales dropped almost twice as much during April as they did in March as the nation’s economy saw its first full month when most businesses were closed because of the coronavirus pandemic, the National... more »

Retailers unveil Blueprint for Shopping Safe

The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) and the National Retail Federation (NRF) released a Blueprint for Shopping Safe outlining a phased-in approach to reopening retail. The plan urges governors to issue uniform, statewide protocols for retailers to... more »

NRF says stopping the virus remains key to restoring sound economy

In the April issue of the National Retail Federation’s (NRF) Monthly Economic Review, NRF Chief Economist Jack Kleinhenz says the coronavirus pandemic “has triggered shocks” – but that the underlying economy is sound. “How quickly... more »

Retailers welcome bipartisan CARES Act

The National Retail Federation issued the following statement from President and CEO Matthew Shay in response to the Senate’s expected vote on stimulus legislation intended to ease the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic: "Retailers... more »

Retail industry trade groups state biggest issue facing the industry is liquidity

The National Retail Federation was among 90 retail industry trade groups that sent a letter to the White House on March 21, 2020, applauding the Trump Administration and House and Senate leadership for their efforts to... more »

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