Retail container ports report record-breaking April

Imports at the nation’s largest retail container ports saw their busiest April on record and May could turn out to have set a new all-time record as... READ MORE »

NRF releases statement regarding EEOC vaccination guidance

The National Retail Federation issued the following statement from Edwin Egee, vice President of government relations and workforce development, in re... READ MORE »

Consumers expect to spend $20.1 billion on Father’s Day gifts

U.S. consumers are expected to spend more than $20.1 billion on gifts and other items for Father’s Day this year, a record high, according to the Na... READ MORE »

Retailers request guidance related to updated mask orders

Retailers are asking state governors and mayors to thoughtfully consider the practicality of state and local orders that track The Centers for Disease... READ MORE »

Mother’s Day spending expectations total $28 billion

Mother’s Day spending is expected to total a record $28.1 billion this year, up $1.4 billion from 2020, according to the annual survey released by t... READ MORE »

NRF expects retail import surge to continue

The unprecedented surge of imports at retail container ports that began last summer is expected to continue at least through the end of this summer as... READ MORE »

U.S. economy progresses and NRF expects retail sales growth

With more vaccines in arms, federal stimulus putting money into pockets and consumers shopping again, the U.S. economy has made dramatic progress sinc... READ MORE »

NRF said increased credit card swipe fees delay is welcomed

The National Retail Federation welcomed the announcement that Visa and Mastercard will delay an estimated $1.2 billion increase in credit card swipe f... READ MORE »

Economic indicators point towards record retail sales for 2021

A wide array of economic indicators point toward potentially record retail sales growth during 2021, but the coronavirus pandemic remains the biggest ... READ MORE »

January retail sales show strong increase

Retail sales grew sharply in January as government stimulus checks provided a boost and momentum from 2020’s record holiday season carried over into... READ MORE »

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