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NRF Forms Patent Reform Group

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WASHINGTON-The National Retail Federation has created United for Patent Reform, a coalition of retailer and technology organizations, whose mission is to fight against what are known as “patent trolls.” As defined in an NRF statement, patent trolls are companies that buy “overly obscure, general or vague patents with the sole purpose of extracting licensing arrangementsMore »

Last updated: January 19, 2015

NRF: Retail Sales Hit Highest Level Since 2011

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WASHINGTON-U.S. retail sales during the just-finished holiday season reached $616.1 billion, up 4 percent from the 2013 holidays and the highest level this number has achieved since 2011, according to the National Retail Federation. “Today’s holiday retail sales results are welcome news for our industry and for our economy,” said Matthew Shay, NRF president andMore »

Last updated: January 14, 2015

Holidays Boost Retail Sales in November

Census Bureau

WASHINGTON-With consumers firmly in holiday shopping mode, U.S. retail sales in November rose 0.7 percent over October and 5.1 percent over November of last year, totaling $449.3 billion, according to this morning’s report from the U.S. Census Bureau. Commenting on the Census Bureau’s numbers, Matthew Shay, president and CEO of the National Retail Federation, saidMore »

Last updated: December 11, 2014

Swiss Diamond Reports Strong Black Friday Growth

Swiss Diamond

CHARLOTTE, N.C.—While the National Retail Federation reported Black Friday sales as falling 11 percent, Swiss Diamond experienced a 36 percent increase in orders placed, the cookware company said. Swiss Diamond said visits to its e-commerce sites increased 192 percent while new visits increased 146 percent. From a product standpoint, Swiss Diamond sauce pans saw theMore »

Last updated: December 11, 2014

Barclays: Good Outlook for Holiday Spending

BARCLAYS CAPITAL

NEW YORK-All of the signs for a stronger holiday shopping season than last year are in place, according to retail analysts with Barclays Capital. In a meeting yesterday with reporters, the analysts provided their takes on the factors that will play into holiday shopping traffic this year. Research material provided at the meeting showed thatMore »

Last updated: November 25, 2014

Retail Import Volume Rises; West Coast Ports Face Possible Shutdown

Container Port

WASHINGTON-With retailers rushing to fill their shelves in the face of a potential shutdown of West Coast ports, import volume at the nation’s major container ports is projected to continue upward this month, according to the most recent Global Port Tracker report from the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates. The report is predicting thatMore »

Last updated: November 11, 2014

NRF: Retail Imports Will Set Record in October

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WASHINGTON-Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is projected to set a new monthly record in October, as retailers make a push to get inventory on their shelves for the holidays, according to the most recent Global Port Tracker report from the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates. Import volume at theMore »

Last updated: October 10, 2014

ICSC: Holiday Sales to Rise 4 Percent

Holiday Shoppers Out in Force This Past Weekend

NEW YORK-In a forecast similar to one released by the National Retail Federation on Tuesday, the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) said it expects U.S. retail sales during the November-December shopping period to increase by 4 percent. If achieved, this increase would be the strongest gain in three years, ICSC said. The council estimatedMore »

Last updated: October 9, 2014