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United States and EU Retailers Agree on Common Approach to New Data Regulations.

By   /  October 27, 2017  /  Enewsletter, Other Textile News  /  No Comments

Washington D.C., United States – The National Retail Federation and EuroCommerce announced an agreement to work together in developing a common approach on implementing new EU data protection regulations.

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NRF Forecasts Holiday Sales to Increase between 3.6 and 4 Percent.

By   /  October 20, 2017  /  Enewsletter, Other Textile News  /  No Comments

Washington D.C., United States – The National Retail Federation announced today that it expects holiday retail sales in November and December – excluding automobiles, gasoline and restaurants – to increase between 3.6 and 4 percent for a total of $678.75 billion to $682 billion, up from $655.8 billion last year. 

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National Retail Federation Urges Passage of the Save American Workers Act.

By   /  January 9, 2015  /  Other Textile News  /  No Comments

Washington, United States – The National Retail Federation 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 to each and every House office stating that all votes related to the bill would be […]

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NRF: Holiday Shoppers to Spend More than $31 Billion On Gift Cards this Year.

By   /  November 14, 2014  /  Other Textile News  /  No Comments

Washington, D.C., United States – The growth in gift card popularity is irrefutable, and this holiday season spending on tiny plastic or digital gift cards will top all previous records. According to NRF’s Gift Card Spending Survey, the average person buying gift cards will spend $172.74, up from $163.16 last year. Total spending is expected to […]

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NRF Revises Annual Economic Forecast; Expects Stronger Second Half of Year in U.S.

By   /  July 26, 2014  /  Other Textile News  /  No Comments

Washington D.C., United States – The National Retail Federation lowered its retail sales forecast for 2014 because of slow growth recorded during the first half of the year, but said sales are expected to grow significantly faster over the next five months. NRF forecasted in January that retail sales would grow 4.1 percent in 2014 […]

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NRF Applauds Progress of the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety.

By   /  July 24, 2014  /  Other Textile News  /  No Comments

United States / Bangladesh – The National Retail Federation released the following statement from President and CEO Matthew Shay, praising the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety’s progress over the past year: “The National Retail Federation applauds the tremendous progress the members of the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety have made this past year, demonstrating their […]

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Demand for Clothing, Supplies, Electronics Drives School/College Spending Up in U.S..

By   /  July 24, 2014  /  Other Textile News  /  No Comments

Washington, United States – Driven by increased demand for electronic items and parents’ need to restock their children’s school supplies from last year, families this summer will spend slightly more on back-to-school items than last year. According to NRF’s 2014 Back-to-School Survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, the average family with children in grades K-12 […]

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NRF: U.S Spending on Father’s Day to Top $12.5 Billion.

By   /  June 5, 2014  /  Other Textile News  /  No Comments

Washington D.C., United States – As the smallest of the American gift-giving holidays, Father’s Day is a blip on the retail sales radar compared to Christmas and Mother’s Day, but the sentimental importance of the occasion will never be overlooked by consumers. According to NRF’s 2014 Father’s Day Spending Survey conducted by Prosper Insights & […]

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NRF: Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores’ Sales Increase by 1.2% in April in U.S.

By   /  May 15, 2014  /  Apparel & Fashion  /  No Comments

Washington, D.C., United States – Despite nicer spring weather, consumers tempered their spending in the month of April. According to the National Retail Federation – the world’s largest retail trade association – April retail sales, which exclude automobiles, gas stations and restaurants, were unchanged seasonally-adjusted month-to-month yet increased 4.7 percent unadjusted

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NRF: Retail Sales Spring Up in March as Winter Weather Ebbs.

By   /  April 15, 2014  /  Other Textile News  /  No Comments

Washington D.C., United States – Warmer spring weather spurred continued consumer spending and activity this March. According to the National Retail Federation – the world’s largest retail trade association – March retail sales, which exclude automobiles, gas stations and restaurants, increased 0.8 percent adjusted month-to-month and 1.6 percent unadjusted year-over-year.

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