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National Retail Federation (NRF)

NRF urges administration to repeal China tariffs

NRF urges administration to repeal China tariffs

WASHINGTON – The National Retail Federation on Friday called on the Biden administration to repeal tariffs on goods from China, citing Consumer Price Index numbers released this morning by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. “This report showing that rampant inflation continues is one more reason for the administration to move quickly to repeal tariffs,” NRF

Retailers urge tariff cuts to fight inflation

Retailers urge tariff cuts to fight inflation

WASHINGTON – The National Retail Federation urging the Biden administration to repeal tariffs on goods from China as a way to fight inflation, the trade group said Wednesday. To get that message out, the NRF said it is launching the second phase of a seven-figure advocacy campaign with broadcast, digital and out-of-home advertising, including a

NRF applauds EU-U.S. agreement on transatlantic data flows

NRF applauds EU-U.S. agreement on transatlantic data flows

WASHINGTON – The National Retail Federation welcomed the announcement today that a long-sought agreement in principle on transatlantic data flows has been reached between the United States and the European Union. “Transatlantic data flows are vitally important to global retailers that operate establishments in Europe or sell goods online or by mobile apps to European

Retail sales showed strong gains in January

Retail sales showed strong gains in January

WASHINGTON – The omicron variant, inflation and bad weather in much of the country were not enough to stop consumers from shopping in January, the National Retail Federation reported on Wednesday. Retail sales posted strong gains in January despite those and other challenges. “January’s numbers show that 2022 is starting very strong for consumers and

NRF praises Supreme Court decision on vaccine mandates

NRF praises Supreme Court decision on vaccine mandates

WASHINGTON – The National Retail Federation lauded the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to block the Biden administration’s rule that would have imposed COVID-19 vaccine-or-test requirements for employees at most large companies. By a 6-3 vote, the Justices reimposed a stay of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s COVID-19 employer-based vaccination and testing Emergency Temporary Standard, blocking

NRF: Thanksgiving weekend shopping tops forecasts

NRF: Thanksgiving weekend shopping tops forecasts

WASHINGTON – Nearly 180 million Americans shopped during the five-day holiday shopping period from Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday, according to a survey released Tuesday by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics. “Retailers have adapted and enticed customers with a number of incentives throughout November. The Thanksgiving holiday weekend remains a significant

NRF issues statement on administration’s vaccine requirement for U.S. employers

NRF issues statement on administration’s vaccine requirement for U.S. employers

WASHINGTON – The National Retail Federation on Thursday issued the following statement from senior vice president for Government Relations David French in response to the issuance of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s new emergency temporary standard. The new federal rules will require all employers with 100 or more employees to ensure their workers are

Back to school shopping to hit record levels

Back to school shopping to hit record levels

WASHINGTON – Consumers plan to spend record amounts for both school and college supplies as families and students plan to return to in-person classrooms this fall, according to the annual survey released Monday by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics. “The pandemic forced parents and their school-aged children to quickly adapt to