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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 Urges Obama to Address Retail Priorities

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WASHINGTON-President Barack Obama should resolve key issues affecting retailers in the remaining two years of his term, according to the National Retail Federation. In a letter to the president, Matthew Shay, NRF’s president and CEO, said, “As you prepare to deliver State of the Union address, a number of key priorities for the retail industry—and,More »

Last updated: January 15, 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

The Container Store’s Tindell Elected Chair of NRF Board

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NEW YORK–The National Retail Federation today announced that Kip Tindell, The Container Store’s chairman and CEO, has been elected chairman of the NRF board of directors and chairman of its executive committee. Tindell was elected at the board of directors meeting held Sunday during NRF’s 104th Annual Convention and EXPO, Retail’s BIG Show, held here.More »

Last updated: January 12, 2015

NRF: Thanksgiving Weekend Shopping Down from Last Year

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WASHINGTON-Total shopping traffic, including single and multiple trips to the store and online, from Thanksgiving Day through Sunday, Nov. 30, fell 6.2 percent from the same period last year, according to a survey conducted for the National Retail Federation by Prosper Insights & Analytics. Prosper’s research showed 233.3 million visits to stores and websites, versusMore »

Last updated: December 1, 2014

Barclays: Good Outlook for Holiday Spending

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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

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