The National Retail Federation will host Lowe’s president and CEO, Marvin Ellison, as its next guest in its Retail Leadership series.
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.
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.
The National Retail Federation’s next retail leadership webinar guest will be Hal Lawton, president and CEO, Tractor Supply Company, and NRF board member, on Thursday, June 11, 2020, at 11 a.m. EST.
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.
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.
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.
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.
After December strength made up for a shaky November, holiday retail sales for 2019 increased 4.1% versus the year-prior period to $730.2 billion, the National Retail Federation reported.
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.
A record 189.6 million U.S. consumers shopped from Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday this year, an increase of 14% over last year’s 165.8 million, according to a survey from the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics.
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.
Members of Generation Z influence a significant amount of household purchases and enjoy spending their own money, according to the latest issue of the Consumer View report released by the National Retail Federation.