Retail Council of Canada to host STORE 2017 Conference on May 30-31 at the Toronto Congress Centre

CANADA, 2017-May-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — With technology, evolving consumerism and political disruption reshaping retail, retailers’ needs for inventive approaches are unsurpassed. These highly topical concerns will be explored by the most respected retail leaders from across North America at Retail Council of Canada’s (RCC) STORE 2017 Conference on May 30 and May 31st […]

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National Retail Federation to name Nike Chairman, President and CEO Mark Parker The Visionary 2017

Washington, 2016-Dec-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation today (December 19, 2016) announced that it will name Nike Chairman, President and CEO Mark Parker “The Visionary,” a new honor intended to recognize outstanding retail industry leaders, during the 2017 NRF Foundation Gala January 15 in New York City. “There aren’t many trailblazers […]

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National Retail Federation on DOL’s overtime rules: hundreds of thousands of career professionals will lose their status as salaried employees

Retailers Appeal to Congress to Block Overtime Expansion WASHINGTON, 2016-May-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation today released the following statement from Senior Vice President for Government Relations David French in response to the Department of Labor’s new overtime rules: “These rules are a career killer. With the stroke of a pen, the […]

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National Retail Federation: cap on debit card swipe fees should be lowered further

WASHINGTON, 2016-Mar-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — A cap on debit card swipe fees enacted by the Federal Reserve five years ago has helped reduce costs for retailers and consumers but is still higher than intended by Congress and should be lowered, the National Retail Federation said today. “In most cases, 24 cents per transaction represents […]

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National Retail Federation supports customs reauthorization bill

Washington, DC, 2016-Feb-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation sent a letter  to Senate leadership  voicing strong support for a customs reauthorization bill scheduled for action today, saying it may include votes on the measure in its annual voting scorecard. “As major importers, retailers rely on efficient supply chain operations. This includes ensuring legitimate […]

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Starbucks anticipates record purchases of Starbucks Cards on Dec. 24

SEATTLE, 2015-12-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — As customers finalize their holiday shopping, Starbucks anticipates record purchases of Starbucks Cards on Dec. 24, citing the trend for customers to make their gift card purchases at the last minute. Last year, nearly 2.5 million Starbucks Cards were purchased in the U.S. and Canada on Christmas Eve […]

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Retail Litigation Center (RLC), National Restaurant Association and National Retail Federation urge the court to vacate FCC’s Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) ruling

WASHINGTON, 2015-12-7 — /EPR Retail News/ — In an amicus brief filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, the Retail Litigation Center (RLC), the National Restaurant Association and the National Retail Federation urge the court to vacate two provisions of the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC’s) July 2015 Order that reinterprets […]

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Barbie back on top of National Retail Federation’s Top Toys list for 2015 holiday season

Star Wars Toys Also Land in Top 10 for Both Boys and Girls WASHINGTON, 2015-11-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — After losing her crown to Disney’s Frozen characters in 2014, Barbie is back on top of the National Retail Federation’s Top Toys list for the 2015 holiday season. The survey, which is conducted by Prosper Insights […]

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Office Depot announced its “Gear Up for Gifting” holiday campaign

BOCA RATON, Fla., 2015-10-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Office Depot, Inc., a leading global provider of office products, services, and solutions and parent company of Office Depot and OfficeMax, today announced its “Gear Up for Gifting” holiday campaign at all retail stores and at officedepot.com/holiday with early Black Friday deals, special holiday fashion collections, free delivery for qualifying […]

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Mark Mathews appointed VP research development and industry analysis National Retail Federation

Mathews to Lead Newly-Announced Retail Research and Analysis Center WASHINGTON, D.C. 2015-6-3 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation today announced the hiring of Mark Mathews as vice president of research development and industry analysis. Mathews will develop, evaluate and direct research initiatives for NRF’s Retail Research and Analysis Center which was announced in […]

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National Retail Federation creates multimillion-dollar department within its organization focused on industry research

WASHINGTON, 2015-4-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today the National Retail Federation announced a multimillion-dollar investment to form a new department within the organization focusing on industry research. The Retail Research and Analysis Center will bring together all existing research within NRF and expand upon the wide range of issue areas and trends already studied. […]

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Congress needs to pass a strong and effective federal data breach notification law, National Retail Federation

NRF Concerned over ‘Notice Holes,’ Wants ‘Everyone to Have Skin in the Game’ WASHINGTON, 2015-3-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Congress needs to pass a strong and effective federal data breach notification law that applies to all entities that handle sensitive customer data, the National Retail Federation said today before a congressional panel examining draft […]

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National Retail Federation comments on the introduction of the Marketplace Fairness Act

NRF Welcomes Introduction of Marketplace Fairness Act WASHINGTON, 2015-3-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation issued the following statement today from Senior Vice President for Government Relations David French on introduction of the Marketplace Fairness Act by Senators Mike Enzi, R-Wyo. and Dick Durbin, D-Ill.: “We welcome this effort to level the sales […]

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National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates Global Port Tracker report: Import cargo volume expected to rise as West Coast ports begin to dig out from backlog

WASHINGTON, 2015-3-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to rise an unusually high 16.9 percent this month over the same time last year as West Coast ports begin to dig out from a backlog of cargo that built up during just-concluded contract negotiations with […]

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National Retail Federation expects sales in November and December to increase 4.1 percent vs. 2013’s 3.1 percent increase during that same time frame

Optimism Shines as National Retail Federation Forecasts Holiday Sales to Increase 4.1 Washington, 2014-10-7— /EPR Retail News/ — After a turbulent start to 2014, the National Retail Federation announced today it expects sales in November and December (excluding autos, gas and restaurant sales) to increase a healthy 4.1 percent to $616.9 billion, higher than 2013’s actual […]

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