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NRF: Imports Rise As Retailers Prepare For Holidays

Imports rose to unexpected high levels this summer and may have hit a new record as the U.S. economy continues to reopen and retailers stock up for the holiday season, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.

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NRF: Retail Sales Edge Up In August

Retail sales continued to recover from the coronavirus pandemic in August, showing a gradual improvement from July and larger gains year-over-year, the National Retail Federation said.

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NRF: Retailers Cautious As Imports Decline

Imports at major U.S. retail container ports during 2020 are expected to see their lowest total in four years as the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the U.S. economy continues, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.

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NRF: Retail Industry Working To Check Forced Labor

The U.S. government is sanctioning Chinese companies it accuses of complicity in human rights violations arising from Beijing’s actions toward Muslim minorities, including forced labor, and the National Retail Federation has joined other trade associations in publishing a statement about their policies and activities in response.

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NRF Moving 2021 Conference To June

The National Retail Federation is moving its annual Retail’s Big Show exposition and conference. It will take place in-person at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City June 6-8, 2021. In addition, NRF is hosting a virtual event, January 12-14, 19 and 21-22, 2021. Both events will feature the theme, “Forward Together.”

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NRF: Retail Sales Improve In June

Retail sales rose in June, the National Retail Federation reported citing United States Census Bureau numbers, a gain that represented both a monthly increase and the first year-over-year gain since the beginning of the year as more retailers closed by the coronavirus pandemic reopened.

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NRF: Retail Imports Below Last Year’s Levels

Imports at major U.S. retail container ports are expected to remain significantly below last year’s levels into this fall as the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic continues, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.

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NRF: May Retails Sales Strengthen In Core Categories

Retail sales rose dramatically in May as retailers and other businesses closed by the coronavirus pandemic started reopening, the National Retail Federation noted in a review of United States Census Bureau figures, but they remained well below spending levels seen in the month a year ago.

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NRF: Pandemic’s Impact On Imports Easing 

The impact of COVID-19 at major U.S. retail container ports appears to be easing slightly, with projected imports remaining below last year’s levels but not as much as previously forecast, according to the Global Port Tracker report released by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.

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NRF: Retail Sales Drop During April

Retail sales dropped almost twice as much during April as they did in March as the nation’s economy saw its first full month when most businesses were closed because of the coronavirus pandemic, the National Retail Federation said.

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NRF: Imports To See Double-Digit Declines

Imports at major U.S. retail container ports are expected to see double-digit year-over-year declines this spring and summer as the economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic continue, according to the Global Port Tracker report released by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.

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NRF Welcomes New Small Business Stimulus

The National Retail Federation has issued a statement welcoming the nearly $500 billion package set for a vote in the U.S. Senate that would increase funding for loans to small businesses and provide other economic aid during the coronavirus pandemic.

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NRF: Imports Projected To Decline Amid Pandemic

Estimates show that imports at major U.S. retail container ports dropped to their lowest level in five years in March, and imports are projected to remain significantly below normal levels through early summer as the coronavirus pandemic continues, according to the Global Port Tracker report released by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.

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