Matthew Shay

Retail
New Round Of Proposed Tariffs Includes Housewares

Several housewares and home goods categories are in the crosshairs of a potential next round of 25% tariffs that could be imposed by the Trump administration on an additional $300 billion in Chinese-made goods. This follows the 25% tariffs that were imposed on $200 billion worth of Chinese-made products that went into effect on Friday, May 10.

Retail
NRF: Retail Sales Outlook Gains But Tariffs Threaten

The National Retail Federation has updated its retail sales forecast for 2018, declaring that tax reform and other economic inputs would boost revenues more than previously predicted but warning that tariffs threaten to dampen consumer confidence.