National Retail Federation and Object Management Group announces new partnership

WASHINGTON, 2017-Mar-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation and international technology standards consortium Object Management Group today announced that they have formed a new partnership to manage a portion of the functions previously performed by NRF’s Association for Retail Technology Standards division. “This arrangement will allow NRF to focus on ARTS’ core mission […]

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The National Retail Federation supports legislation to repeal and replace ObamaCare

Bills Do Not Include Tax on Employer-Provided Health Benefits WASHINGTON, 2017-Mar-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation today (March 7, 2017) said it supports legislation unveiled by House Republicans to repeal and replace former President Obama’s Affordable Care Act. “Retailers want reforms that push us toward a more competition-driven private health care market, […]

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The National Retail Federation releases its economic forecast for 2017

WASHINGTON, 2017-Feb-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation today (February 8, 2017) released its economic forecast for 2017, projecting that retail industry sales, which exclude automobiles, gasoline stations and restaurants, will grow between 3.7 and 4.2 percent over 2016. Online and other non-store/online sales, which are included in the overall number, are […]

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The National Retail Federation highlighted the negative consequences of Obama’s proposal to expand overtime

WASHINGTON, 2016-Apr-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation today increased pressure on the Obama Administration to rethink its proposal to expand overtime and more than double the threshold at which a job can become a salaried career-track position. In a meeting with administration officials and a letter to Congress, NRF highlighted the negative […]

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The National Retail Federation announces new members to its Board of Directors

Washington, DC, 2016-Jan-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation today announced the addition of five retail company executives and a state retail association president to its Board of Directors. “These new board members are thought leaders with decades of experience in every aspect of the retail industry,” NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay […]

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The National Retail Federation agrees with FBI warning that new chip-based credit cards are safer but need PIN to minimize risk of fraud

WASHINGTON, 2015-10-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation today said it agreed with a warning from the FBI that new chip-based credit cards are safer than traditional cards but still vulnerable to fraud and need to be used with a PIN instead of a signature to minimize risk. “What the FBI is saying […]

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The National Retail Federation expects November and December sales to increase by 3.7 percent to $630.5 billion

Washington, DC, 2015-10-8 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation announced today it expects sales in November and December (excluding autos, gas and restaurant sales) to increase a solid 3.7 percent to $630.5 billion — significantly higher than the 10-year average of 2.5 percent. Holiday sales in 2015 are expected to represent approximately 19 percent of the retail industry’s annual sales of $3.2 trillion. Additionally, NRF is forecasting online sales […]

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The National Retail Federation issues statement on completion of Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations

WASHINGTON, 2015-10-6 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation today issued the following statement from Senior Vice President for Government Relations David French on completion of Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations: “Trade agreements are vital for American retailers large and small. They help merchants provide high-quality, low-cost goods to U.S. consumers, and provide new overseas market […]

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The National Retail Federation comments on votes in the House jeopardizing final congressional approval of Trade Promotion Authority legislation

7 million restaurant and retail jobs in the U.S supported by trade WASHINGTON, 2015-6-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation issued the following statement from Senior Vice President for Government Relations David French on today’s votes in the House, jeopardizing final congressional approval of Trade Promotion Authority legislation, which provides a legislative […]

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The National Retail Federation comments on National Labor Relations Board “ambush” election rules

New NLRB Rules Take Effect Today WASHINGTON, 2015-4-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation issued the following statement fromSenior Vice President for Government Relations David French on National Labor Relations Board “ambush” election rules that take effect today: “This is an overt attempt by the administration to tilt the union election playing […]

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The National Retail Federation supports the legislation aimed at repealing the Affordable Care Act

WASHINGTON, 2015-2-3 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation expressed its strong support for legislation aimed at repealing the Affordable Care Act in a letter today sent to House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio and Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. NRF will consider votes on H.R. 596 and all related amendments and motions in its […]

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The National Retail Federation reiterated support for federal data breach notification standard as congressional panel held a hearing on this issue

Law Should Cover All Entities that Maintain Personal Information WASHINGTON, 2015-1-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation reiterated its long-standing support for a federal data breach notification standard today as a congressional panel held a hearing on this issue, saying legislation should provide consumers with clear, concise and consistent notice whenever and wherever a […]

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The National Retail Federation expressed disappointment at the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on swipe fees

WASHINGTON, 2015-1-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation today expressed disappointment at the U.S. Supreme Court’s announcement that it would not review an appellate court ruling on whether the Federal Reserve set a 2011 cap on debit card swipe fees higher than the level sought by Congress in legislation passed the year before. […]

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The National Retail Federation expressed its strong support for H.R. 30, the Save American Workers Act

NRF Key Votes Bipartisan Bill that Restores the Traditional 40-Hour Workweek WASHINGTON, 2015-1-8 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation today expressed its strong support for H.R. 30, the Save American Workers Act, a bill that would restore the traditional 40-hour workweek standard for health benefits under the Affordable Care Act. NRF sent a […]

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NRF’s Jonathan Gold: The National Retail Federation welcomes the news that the ILWU and PMA have agreed to federal mediation

NRF Key Votes Bipartisan Bill that Restores the Traditional 40-Hour Workweek WASHINGTON, 2015-1-7 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation today expressed its strong support for H.R. 30, the Save American Workers Act, a bill that would restore the traditional 40-hour workweek standard for health benefits under the Affordable Care Act. NRF sent a letter […]

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The National Retail Federation comments on the news that the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and Pacific Maritime Association agreed to federal mediation

Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service to Supervise ILWU-PMA Talks; Federal Mediation Long-Sought by NRF WASHINGTON,  2015-1-7 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation issued the following statement from Vice President of Supply Chain and Customs Policy Jonathan Gold on the news that the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and Pacific Maritime Association have agreed to federal […]

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Wincor Nixdorf’s program for the National Retail Federation (NRF) conference & expo on January 11-14, 2015 in New York City

Together with numerous customers and partners, Wincor Nixdorf demonstrates how its newly enhanced technology enables a seamless experience for Shoppers and merchants Paderborn, Germany, 2014-11-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — Wincor Nixdorf, a global leader in advanced retail and banking IT solutions, discloses its program for the National Retail Federation (NRF) conference & expo, taking place […]

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The National Retail Federation’s statement regarding retailers’ adoption of mobile payment platforms and services

WASHINGTON, 2014-10-28— /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation today issued the following statement from Senior Vice President and General Counsel Mallory Duncan regarding retailers’ adoption of mobile payment platforms and services: “Merchants large and small make business decisions every single day based upon what makes the best sense for the business, their associates and […]

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The National Retail Federation kicks off Retail Jobs Week to highlight value retail jobs

National Retail Federation Takes a Stand to Highlight Value of Retail Jobs, Transform Policymaker Perceptions Chairman and CEO Join in Launching Retail Jobs Week WASHINGTON, 2014-10-13— /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation today kicked off Retail Jobs Week, a multi-faceted effort to push back against long-held misperceptions about working in the retail industry. Through this […]

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