National Retail Federation

Back-To-College Shoppers Gear Up For Big Spending

Marketers like Target, Apple, Walmart and Ikea may all be competing to be the cool brand on campus, but it looks like back-to-college spending may be …

Marketing

Retailers compete early for seasonal workers amid strong U.S. jobs market

While the nation’s big retailers battle for consumer dollars they’re now also waging a fight for seasonal workers.<p>Retailers such as J.C. Penney Co. and Kohl’s Corp. already are posting help-wanted ads for their busy season, weeks or even months earlier than usual. That means Americans looking for a …

Business

250 stocked school bags to be given away at Millbrook cell store

A Millbrook cellphone retailer is offering a shortcut to school supplies shopping, giving away 250 backpacks Sunday.<p>The goal is to offer book bags …

Education

Cross items off your back-to-school list with these tips

Once upon a time, kids went to school with a backpack, a lunch pail and a pencil. Now, school supply lists seem a mile long, and parents anticipate a stack of receipts a mile high.<p>Before you start back-to-school shopping for your elementary or high school student, find ways to cut down on the …

Personal Finance

House Judiciary Committee to Consider Wayfair Decision Impact

Article ByStephen P. KranzMark YoppEric Carstens Mark NebergallMcDermott Will & Emery Inside SALTThe US House Committee on the Judiciary has …

Law

Business groups hate the Obamacare sabotage plan Trump created for them

The National Federation of Independent Businesses, supposedly a trade association for small business but really just one more arm of the Republican …

Liberal View

Halloween City hiring hundreds of seasonal workers

Halloween City is hiring up to 350 seasonal workers in Michigan, part of a nationwide push to fill about 5,000 jobs for the ghosts-and-goblins season.<p>…

Ann Arbor

Walmart to host back-to-school health screenings in Houston

Image 1of/1<p>Caption<p>Close<p>Walmart plans to host health screenings at its Houston-area stores on July 21.<p>The free event will give families and children …

San Francisco Bay Area

Price Matching Ain’t What It Used to Be

Once upon a time, when retailers distinguished themselves primarily on price and selection, price matching enabled them to reassure customers they …

Digital Marketing

Tariffs drive consumers to buy big items before prices hike

Families are scrambling to lock in big purchases now before new Trump tariffs kick in fully and hike prices higher.<p>“It is definitely pushing us to make a purchase even though our washer hasn’t completed died,” said Collin Webster, a software account executive from Irving, California. His …

Business

June retail sales continue to show growth

June retail sales continued to rise in a strong economy, keeping 2018 on track to grow between 3.8 and 4.4 percent.<p>June’s retail sales increased 0.07 …

Economics

Back-To-School Spending Expected to Reach $82.8 Billion

<b>CBS Detroit</b> – Parents and students will spend $82.8 billion on back-to-school shopping this year. That amount includes both K-12 and college …

High School

Back-to-School Spending Expected to Slide Slightly

But the National Retail Federation predicts it will still be near-record levels.<p>We're still in the heart of summer, but the National Retail …

Online Life

NRF CEO Says Tariffs Will Have a Chilling Effect on Retail – Bloomberg

NRF CEO Says Tariffs Will Have a Chilling Effect on Retail<p>NRF CEO Says Tariffs Will Have a Chilling Effect on Retail<p>NRF CEO Says Tariffs Will Have a …

Tariffs

BIRTHDAY OF THE DAY: Matthew Shay, National Retail Federation president and CEO

<b>How/where are you celebrating your birthday and with whom?</b> “I’ll be with my son at his lacrosse tournament at Hershey Park in Pennsylvania. Hopefully we will get some time at the pool before birthday dinner at the Italian restaurant in the hotel. Pasta for the kids and Super Tuscan for the</b> …

U.S. Army

Amazon Prime Day: Back to school deals announced

Amazon has added back-to-school and off-to-college deals for Prime Day, after more than one-third of back-to-school and off-to-college shoppers purchased school items on Amazon.com during Prime Day 2017.<p>According to a June 2018 poll conducted by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & …

Business

Latest round of tariffs on Chinese goods would hit U.S. consumers’ wallets — literally

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is expanding the battlefield in its trade fight with China, moving beyond industrial goods to threaten tariffs …

Tariffs

National Retail Federation condemns Trump’s tariffs on China

The National Retail Federation has hit back strongly at President Donald Trump’s latest tariffs on imported goods, asserting that it would be harmful …

Tariffs

National Retail Federation CEO says Trump's tariffs 'aren't going to work,' will raise consumer prices

The Trump administration's tariffs against China are hurting American consumers instead of resolving trade issues with country, National Retail …

Tariffs

As Trade Tensions Grow, ‘Reshoring’ of U.S. Supply Chains Sputters

Report says imports of manufactured goods have been growing faster than U.S. output for years despite push to bring back American production<p>By<p>Erica E. Phillips<p>Erica E. Phillips<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@eephillips_wsj<p>Erica.Phillips@wsj.com<p>U.S. manufacturers that have moved production to …

Economy

Tariffs don't work and they're not going to work this time, says NRF CEO

Matthew Shay, National Retail Federation president and CEO, discusses how tariffs will likely impact the American consumer.

Tariffs

U.S. Consumers May Feel Latest Tariffs

President Donald Trump’s promise to keep consumer products out of the trade war -- so shoppers wouldn’t take a hit -- may be falling by the wayside. …

Tariffs

US tariffs will hurt the American economy: Trade association

Jonathan Gold of the National Retail Federation says the latest round of U.S. tariffs could lead to job losses, reduce consumer spending and …

Economy

5 Tips to Attract Millennial Parents and Why You Need These Customers

If you’re an online or off-line retailer, why are millennial parents such important customers for you? The short answer is, “Because there are so …

Business

Slideshow: 10 Things to Leave Off Your Father's Day Gift List

Just think of it. Father’s Day is that one special day of the year that we go out of our way to salute, spoil, and slobber all over the special dads …

Father's Day

Here Are 12 Products That Will Be Affected By Trump's Tariffs On Chinese Imports

After months of public threats and failed negotiations, the trade war between the United States and China is on. The Trump administration enacted a …

Tariffs

Chick-fil-A sandwiches, refrigerators, and batteries: Business groups warn that Trump's trade war with China will drive up costs for American consumers

• <b>President Donald Trump imposed a 25% tariff on more than $34 billion worth of Chinese exports to the US on Friday.</b>• <b><br>The tariffs mostly apply to machinery and industrial goods.</b>• <b><br>But industry groups warn that American consumers will still pay the price — because US manufacturers will pass on increased</b> …

Tariffs

Infographic: America's Favorite Fourth Of July Foods

For Americans, food is an important aspect of Independence Day, along with festivities, family and fireworks. With the National Retail Federation …

Food

America's Favorite Fourth Of July Foods [Infographic]

Along with family, festivities and fireworks, food is always central to Americans on Independence Day. The National Retail Federation has predicted that this year, 62 percent of Americans are going to take part in some kind of cookout with average spending per person $75.35. Given how important …

July 4th

Spending statistics for July 4th

Over 216M Americans (87%) plan to observe Independence Day this year and are expected to spend $6.9B on food for cookouts and picnics, according to …

Business