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NRF: Coronavirus Crisis Needs Federal ‘Essential Retail’ Definition

The National Retail Federation has sent a letter to President Donald Trump and various administration officials, as well as state retail associations, urging the federal government to produce national guidance for state and local governments seeking to clarify “essential retail businesses and services” for their communities.

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NRF: Coronavirus Impacting Import Outlook

The coronavirus outbreak is expected to have a longer and larger impact on imports at major U.S. retail container ports than previously believed as factory shutdowns and travel restrictions in China continue to affect production, according to the Global Port Tracker report released by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.

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NRF: January Retail Sales Solid

The National Retail Federation, citing U.S. Census Bureau figures, reported that retail sales in January increased 0.2% seasonally adjusted over December and increased 2.7% unadjusted year-over-year.

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NRF: Coronavirus Hits U.S. Container Port Activity

The impact of the coronavirus on business in China, which currently is exacerbating the annual effects of the Lunar New Year, is hitting major retail container ports in the U.S., according to the Global Port Tracker report released by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.

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IBM: Consumer Shopping Priorities Changing

In conjunction with the National Retail Federation’s Big Show, IBM released a study on global consumer trends demonstrating the importance of brand purpose and suggesting that purpose surpasses cost and convenience for today’s shoppers.

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NRF Names New Chairman, Board Members

The National Retail Federation has elected Mike George, Qurate Retail’s president and CEO, chairman of the NRF board of directors. George replaces BJ’s Wholesale Club chairman and CEO Christopher Baldwin, who has served since January 2018.

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NRF: Retail Imports Returning To Normal Levels

After a year of fluctuations driven by the uncertainty of the trade dispute with China, volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to return to its usual seasonal patterns during the first few months of 2020, according to the Global Port Tracker report released by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.

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NRF: Holiday Shopping Concentrated Earlier

More than half of consumers began shopping for the holiday by the first week of November and almost a quarter of purchases were made by then, according to an annual survey published by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics.

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NRF: Retail Sales Up In August

Retail sales were up 0.4% in August seasonally adjusted from July and up 4.6% unadjusted year-over-year, reported the National Retail Federation. The numbers exclude automobile dealers, gasoline stations and restaurants.

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