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

The National Retail Federation's CEO said the Trump administration's tariffs are hurting American consumers instead of resolving trade issues with China. 

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NRF: 98% of Gen Z shop in stores ‘some or most of the time’

With their third report on the young cohort, the National Retail Federation and IBM's Institute for Business Value found tech is more important than ever.






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NRF: Tariffs will ‘punish ordinary Americans’

The Trump administration’s plans to impose broad tariffs on consumer products from China drew a swift response from the National Retail Federation.






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NRF: Retail sales inch up in February

February retail sales inched up 0.3% seasonally adjusted over January and 4.4% year-over-year as the economy continued to grow, according to the National Retail Federation.






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Retail sales expected to climb as much as 4.4 percent in 2018

The National Retail Federation is calling for industry sales to grow between 3.8 and 4.4 percent this year.






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NRF 2018: Key Takeaways

The message was clear at the National Retail Federation’s annual “Big Show in New York: Retailers need to adopt disruptive technology if they want to remain relevant among digitally savvy shoppers.






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Tech deployments make news at NRF ‘Big Show’

Retailers’ deployments of new technology solutions were in the spotlight during the National Retail Federation’s annual “Big Show” in New York.






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Survey: Online shoppers love deals, free shipping

Recent findings from both Radial and the National Retail Federation show consumers have made low prices and free shipping table stakes for online retailers.






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Luxury retailers are set to reap the benefits from tax reform

Luxury retail was the talk of the National Retail Federation's 2018 Big Show.






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Record number of small businesses looking to shut shop

A record number of small businesses faced downsizing or closure throughout the end of 2017, as sluggish demand and rising operating costs batter the industry. According to a new survey published by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) 14 per cent of small businesses are now expecting to scale down or stop trading, with retailers among the least optimistic for the future of their business. READ MORE: Over 24,000 small businesses still waiting for rates relief A further 75 per cent have reported rising operating costs over the first three quarters of 2017, while the FSB’s confidence index dropped into negative territory for the second time in five years.






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