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Retail
NRF: October Imports Hit New Record

The number of containers coming into the U.S. reached 2 million in October, the first time that level has been breached, according to the monthly Global Tracker Report from the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.

Retail
NRF: Retail Imports Remain Strong Despite Tariffs

Imports at the nation’s major retail container ports are expected to remain at near-record levels in October despite a new round of tariffs that took effect in September, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.

Retail
Bluestar Wins Bid To Buy Brookstone

Bluestar Alliance has been selected as the winning bidder for the Brookstone intellectual property and related assets after a recent auction process. Bluestar said its bid includes cash and other consideration in excess of $80 million.

Retail
Presidential Memo Calls For Postal Shipping Fairness

As was detailed in the March 5 issue of HomeWorld Business, small-parcel delivery from the U.S. Postal Service, in compliance with rules set by the Universal Postal Union, can weigh heavily in the favor of overseas shippers versus those in the U.S., and now more is being done to correct that inequity.

Retail
NRF: Tariffs Would Hurt Workers, Consumers

In testimony before the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, the National Retail Federation spoke out against the Trump administration’s proposed $200 billion in tariffs on a host of items including housewares and various home products.

Retail
NRF: Imports Rise Ahead Of Tariffs

With concerns rising over proposed new tariffs on products from China, imports at the nation’s major retail container ports have set two new records this summer and are expected to set another in August, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.

Home Décor
RH Responds To Tariff Proposals

Responding to the latest round of tariff proposals, Restoration Hardware (RH) recently provided what it called clarification in response to inaccurate reports regarding the percentage of the company’s product sourced from China.

Retail
IHA Asks Member Support For Postal Fairness Bill

The International Housewares Association is urging its members to contact their congressional representatives and ask them to support H.R. 5524, the Packages Overseas Subsidy Termination or POST Act, which is under consideration in the United States House of Representatives.

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