• Trump takes aim at Amazon via Twitter

    Aug 16, 2017

    President Trump didn’t mince words on what he thinks of online giant Amazon via Twitter on Aug. 16. Amazon is doing great damage to tax paying retailers. Towns, cities and states throughout the U.S. are being hurt – many jobs being lost! — Donald J.… Full Story »
  • Could you get away with charging admission to your store?

    Aug 16, 2017

    Would you dare charge people for the right to shop your store? Before you dismiss the idea, remember chains like Costco and Sam’s Club have been doing it for years. It’s a trend that’s catching on, wrote Joseph Pine II in an op-ed for… Full Story »
  • July sales numbers positive for retailers

    Aug 16, 2017

    Retail sales in July increased by 0.6 percent over June on a seasonally adjusted basis, triple the revised 0.2 percent growth seen in June, according to calculations released today by the National Retail Federation. Sales increased by 3.5 percent year-over-year, a continuation of the growth seen… Full Story »
  • NRF survey shows where retailers are in chip card switch

    Aug 14, 2017

    A new survey conducted for NRF shows small retailers have nearly caught up with large merchants in making the switch to chip-and-signature credit cards — even though virtually half say the cards would be more secure if easy-to-forge signatures were replaced with a secret personal identification number.… Full Story »
  • Rubie’s has superhero costumes inspired by upcoming ‘Justice League’

    Aug 10, 2017

    Rubie's Costume Company Inc., is pleased to announce the launch of costumes, accessories, wigs and masks inspired by "Justice League," the epic follow-up to the 2016 blockbuster film "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice." Available in child and adult sizes, the officially licensed Justice League Collection… Full Story »
  • Hot 100 Retailers list shows ‘shifts in shopping behaviors’

    Aug 9, 2017

    Whether they sell through traditional stores, online or both, companies that provide unique offerings and experiences for consumers dominate the list of Hot 100 Retailers published by the National Retail Federation’s STORES magazine. “The retail industry is getting better at addressing shifts in shopping behaviors and thinking differently,”… Full Story »
  • Dockworkers union reaches agreement to avoid any supply disruptions

    Aug 9, 2017

    The National Retail Federation welcomed reports that the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association appear close to extending their existing contract at West Coast ports nearly two full years before it is set to expire. “We applaud ILWU members for taking… Full Story »
  • Use balloons to #LiftUpSomebody this fall during International Balloon Month

    Aug 8, 2017

    Spread smiles and goodwill this Fall by taking the #LiftUpSomebody challenge during International Balloon Month this September. The Balloon Council sponsors the #LiftUpSomebody campaign to inspire people to use balloons to lift up someone in their community who could use a smile or a special… Full Story »
  • NRF chief economist makes retail predictions

    Aug 8, 2017

    As the chief economist for the largest retail trade organization in the world, Jack Kleinhenz’s days revolve around big data and economic forecasting models. With over 35 years of experience, Kleinhenz is well-versed in examining data patterns and trying to provide some perspective. “I’m a storyteller,”… Full Story »
  • NRF continues efforts for 21st century tax reform

    Aug 2, 2017

    By David French | National Retail Federation As you know, the NRF has been fully engaged in a campaign to stop consideration of the border adjustment taxas part of comprehensive tax reform. On July 27, Republican leaders in the House, Senate and administration announced their intentions to… Full Story »

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