NRF/Hackett Associates report: Imports break records two months in a row as retailers brought in merchandise for the holiday season

WASHINGTON, 2017-Oct-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Imports set a second all-time monthly record high this summer as retailers brought in merchandise for the busy holiday season, and are continuing at unusually high levels this month, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates. “When imports […]

NRF/Hackett Associates Global Port Tracker report: August is expected to be the busiest month on record for imports

WASHINGTON, 2017-Aug-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Boosted by continuing sales growth, August is expected to be the busiest month on record for imports at the nation’s major retail container ports and 2017 is on track to set a new annual high, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today (August 9, 2017) […]

NRF: imports could set new record as merchants enter back-to-school season and begin to stock up for the holiday season

WASHINGTON, 2017-Jul-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — July and August should be two of the busiest months ever seen for imports at the nation’s major retail container ports, possibly setting a new record as merchants enter the back-to-school season and begin to stock up for the holiday season that will follow, according to the monthly […]

NRF monthly Global Port Tracker report: retail imports should see steady increases through the summer and into the fall

WASHINGTON, 2017-May-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Imports at the nation’s major retail container ports should see steady increases through the summer and into the fall, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today (May 9, 2017) by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates. “Regardless of whether the sales come in their […]

NRF/Hackett Associates report: Retail imports should continue to increase throughout spring and summer as economy improves

WASHINGTON, 2017-Apr-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Imports at the nation’s major retail container ports should continue to see strong increases throughout the spring and summer as the nation’s economy improves, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates. “Consumers are spending more, and these import […]

NRF and Hackett Associates Global Port Tracker report: Imports expected to increase 4.6 percent during the first half of 2017

WASHINGTON, 2017-Feb-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Imports at the nation’s major retail container ports are expected to increase 4.6 percent during the first half of 2017 over the same period last year as the nation’s economy improves and retail sales continue to grow, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today (February 9, […]

NRF and Hackett Associates report: Imports at major retail container ports saw an unexpected increase during the holiday season

WASHINGTON, 2017-Jan-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Imports at the nation’s major retail container ports saw an unexpected increase during the industry’s busy holiday season, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today (January 9, 2017) by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates. “We won’t see final sales numbers for a few more […]

NRF/Hackett Associates Global Port Tracker Report: Retail imports expected to be up 3.2% this month over the same time last year

WASHINGTON, 2016-Dec-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Imports at the nation’s major retail container ports are expected to be up 3.2 percent this month over the same time last year as stores bring in the last of the merchandise for the holiday season, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today (December 9, 2016) […]

NRF: September Import cargo volume should be at near-peak levels despite Hanjin Shipping bankruptcy

WASHINGTON, 2016-Sep-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports should be at near-peak levels this month even as retailers work to cope with the Hanjin Shipping bankruptcy, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today (September 9, 2016) by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates. […]

NRF issues statement in response to bankruptcy filing by Hanjin Shipping

WASHINGTON, 2016-Sep-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation today (September 1, 2016) issued the following statement from Vice President for Supply Chain and Customs Policy Jonathan Gold in response to this week’s bankruptcy filing by Hanjin Shipping: “Retailers’ main concern is that there is millions of dollars worth of merchandise that needs to […]

NRF VP for Supply Chain and Customs Policy Jonathan Gold appointed to Department of Commerce’s Advisory Committee

WASHINGTON, DC, 2016-Apr-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — National Retail Federation Vice President for Supply Chain and Customs Policy Jonathan Gold has been appointed to the Department of Commerce’s Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness, NRF said today. Established in 2011, the committee consists of 45 senior-level private sector supply chain experts and industry representatives who […]

NRF: Import cargo volume should see its traditional buildup toward the summer

WASHINGTON, 2016-Mar-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports should see its traditional buildup toward the summer despite difficult comparisons with last year’s unusual patterns, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates. “Comparisons are still complicated because […]

NRF and Hackett Associates: Import cargo volume expected to increase 3.3 % this month as retailers make final preparations for the holiday season

WASHINGTON, 2015-10-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to increase 3.3 percent this month over the same time last year as retailers make final preparations for the holiday season, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation […]

NRF Global Port Tracker: Import cargo volume expected to increase 3.6% this month over the same time last year as retailers look toward holiday season

WASHINGTON, 2015-8-10— /EPR Retail News/ — Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to increase 3.6 percent this month over the same time last year as retailers begin to bring in merchandise for the holiday season, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation […]

NRF and Hackett Associates monthly Global Port Tracker report: Import cargo volume expected to rise 8% this month over the same time last year as West Coast ports recover

WASHINGTON, 2015-4-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to rise 8 percent this month over the same time last year as West Coast ports continue to recover from a backlog of cargo that built up before a tentative new labor agreement was signed, according to […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]