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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 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: 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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