tariffs

Appliances
NPD: Kitchen Electrics Could Feel Pinch Of Tariffs

The impact of tariffs on consumer purchase decisions will vary from product to product based on whether shoppers view an item as a necessity or a luxury, according to the results of a recent study by The NPD Group.

Financials
Ross Stores Rolls Through Q2

Ross Stores rolled through the second quarter, growing both sales and earnings. The off-price retailer also updated its earnings guidance with a cautious eye on the new tariffs on goods sourced from China.

Retail
NRF: Import Levels Expected To Remain Strong

The flow of imports at the nation’s major ports is expected to remain strong, according to the National Retail Federation, but growth in the months ahead is expected to be modest compared to 2018 given the rush last year to beat tariffs.

Retail
Walmart Open Call Event Supporting U.S.-Made Entrepreneurs

Tariffs are shaking up the supplier picture today for mass-market retailers while changing consumer preferences for trendier products is continuing to transform the market. Walmart’s two-day open call event, ending today, June 19, comes at an appropriate moment in a shifting retail landscape.

Other
Paying A Steeper Price For Tariffs

We’re approaching the midway point of a year that started with so much forward momentum. But after the uneven retail sales results released the past few weeks, uneasiness is setting in as the housewares business speeds toward the second half.

Trade Shows
IHA Encourages Member Action On Latest Proposed Tariffs

With the most recent list of proposed tariffs affecting the housewares industry, the International Housewares Association is encouraging members to contact their congressional representatives or provide comment to the United States Trade Representative (USTR) on the tariffs’ effect on their business.

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.

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