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NRF: February to Bring Drop in Retail Imports

Container Port

WASHINGTON-Import volume at the nation’s major retail container ports will decrease 8.4 percent in February from the same month last year, according to the most recent Global Port Tracker Report from the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates. February usually shapes up as the slowest month of the year, an NRF statement on the reportMore »

NRF: U.S. Retail Sales Will Rise 4.1 Percent in 2014

NRF

WASHINGTON-U.S. retail sales—excluding automobiles, gas stations and restaurants—will grow 4.1 percent in 2014, according to a forecast by the National Retail Federation. NRF said that it also expects online retail sales to increase by between 9 and 12 percent this year. “Measured improvements in economic growth combined with positive expectations for continued consumer spending willMore »

Forrester, Shop.org: Mobile Top Priority for Retailers in 2014

NRF

WASHINGTON-Mobile is the number one priority for U.S. retailers’ digital business in 2014, according to a survey conducted by Forrester Research and the National Retail Federation’s shop.org division. Titled “The State of Retailing Online,” the study surveyed 70 retailers in October and November 2013. More than half of the respondents (53 percent) said mobile effortsMore »

Retail Sales Finish 2013 with a December Gain

Census Bureau

WASHINGTON-U.S. retailers logged in $431.9 billion in sales in December, up 0.2 percent from November’s total and 4.1 percent ahead of December 2012, according to the monthly retail sales report from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Census Bureau. Looking at the channels that sell home products, sales at furniture and home furnishings stores slipped 0.4More »

Simon, Ullman Named to NRF Board

Bill Simon

NEW YORK-Bill Simon, president and CEO of Walmart U.S., and J.C. Penney CEO Myron Ullman III have been elected to the board of directors of the National Retail Federation. Along with Simon and Ullman, NRF elected to its board Steve Knopik, CEO of Beall’s; Lori Mitchell-Keller, senior vice president and head of the global retailMore »

Sinegal, Costco Co-founder, to Receive NRF Gold Medal

Jim Sinegal

WASHINGTON-Jim Sinegal, Costco’s co-founder a member of the retailer’s board, will receive the Gold Medal Award during the National Retail Federation’s Retail’s Big Show. Sinegal served as Costco’s first president and CEO from the company’s inception in 1983 until 2012. Under this leadership, Costco grew to encompass more than 645 warehouse clubs in 42 states,More »

Retail Sales Surge in November

Census Bureau

WASHINGTON-The onset of the holiday shopping season brought a boost to the U.S. retail economy last month. Total retail sales rose 0.7 percent over October and finished 4.7 percent ahead of November 2012, according to this morning’s report from the U.S. Census Bureau. Among the retail channels that sell home goods, furniture and home furnishingsMore »

Retail Imports to Rise in December and for the Year

Container Port

WASHINGTON-Import volume at the nation’s major retail container ports should rise by 1.8 percent in December, meaning that the total volume for the year should be up 2.3 percent, according to the latest Global Port Tracker report from the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates. Jonathan Gold, NRF’s vice president for supply chain and customsMore »