National Retail Federation

By Jeff Berman · March 12, 2015
Commerce reported that February retail sales at $437.0 billion were down 0.6 percent compared to January and up 1.7 percent compared to January 2014, and the NRF said that February retail sales, which exclude automobiles, gas stations, and restaurants, dipped 0.2 percent seasonally-adjusted month-to-month compared to January and increased 3 percent annually on an unadjusted basis.
By Jeff Berman · December 1, 2014
Early reports fall short of projections, but the final verdict is yet to come.
By Jeff Berman · September 12, 2014
Commerce reported that August retail sales at $444.4 billion were up 0.6 percent compared to July and up 5.0 percent compared to August 2013, and the NRF said that August retail sales, which exclude automobiles, gas stations, and restaurants, were up 0.5 percent compared to July and up 2.7 percent on an annual unadjusted basis.
By Jeff Berman · August 12, 2014
In echoing what has become a common refrain in recent months, the monthly Port Tracker report from the National Retail Federation (NRF) and maritime consultancy Hackett Associates continues to call for increased import activity at United States-based retail container ports.
By Jeff Berman · February 10, 2014
Consumer spending helps GDP post decent gains over the last two reported quarters.
By Jeff Berman · December 12, 2013
Commerce reported that November retail sales at $432.3 billion were up 0.7 percent compared to October and up 4.7 percent compared to November 2012. NRF reported that November retail sales, which exclude autos, gas stations, and restaurants, were up 0.6 percent on a seasonally-adjusted basis from October and were up 3.9 percent on an unadjusted basis annually.
By MMH Staff · September 17, 2013
Sales up 3.9% unadjusted year-over-year.
By Jeff Berman · April 12, 2013
Coming off a better than expected month in February, retail sales were somewhat lackluster in March, according to data released today by the United States Department of Commerce and the National Retail Federation (NRF).
By Patrick Burnson · December 28, 2012
News that the International Longshoremen’s Association and United States Maritime Alliance have agreed to extend their contract negotiations for an additional 30 days was welcomed by the National Retail Federation today.
By Jeff Berman · December 13, 2012
November retail sales at $412.4 billion were up 0.3 percent compared to October and up 3.7 percent compared to November 2011.
By Jeff Berman · December 13, 2012
Commerce reported that November retail sales at $412.4 billion were up 0.3 percent compared to October and up 3.7 percent compared to November 2011. And the NRF reported that ovember retail sales, which exclude autos, gas stations, and restaurants, were up 0.8 percent on a seasonally-adjusted basis from October and up 4.4 percent on an unadjusted basis annually.
By Jeff Berman · December 5, 2012
Federal mediators help reach a tentative agreement for Port of Los Angeles and Port of Long Beach with the Warehouse Union Local 63 Office Clerical Unit ("OCU").
By MMH Staff · December 3, 2012
Federation CEO cites impact of 2002's 10-day lockout, which cost economy $1 billion per day.
By Jeff Berman · September 14, 2012
August retail sales showed growth at a time when consumers are still being cautious with discretionary spending, according to data from the United States Department of Commerce and the National Retail Federation.
By Jeff Berman · September 14, 2012
August retail sales showed growth at a time when consumers are still being cautious with discretionary spending, according to data from the United States Department of Commerce and the National Retail Federation.

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