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May was a memorable month in many ways for the retail industry. Senate passage of the Marketplace Fairness Act on May 6 at the beginning of NRF’s annual Washington Leadership Conference provided a spark of excitement leading into retailers’ visits on Capitol Hill that week. But just two weeks later, America’s eyes turned to the […]

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Announcement of the new This is Retail campaign was the marquee news inside NRF for the month of April. As the year rolls on, the site will house a series of articles, case studies and more digital content to highlight the retail industry’s opportunities for life-long careers, how retailers strengthen communities at home and abroad, […]

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March marked a symbolic victory for sales tax fairness advocates after the Marketplace Fairness Act amendment was approved in the Senate just before the spring recess. The 75-24 vote attached non binding language to the federal budget resolution giving states the right to require online sellers to collect sales tax the same as local brick-and-mortar stores. On […]

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The shortest month of the year didn’t lack for news in the retail industry. February marked a step toward supply chain stability after a contract agreement was ratified at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, just weeks after groups at the East Coast and Gulf Coast ports made their own contract resolution. A […]

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The first edition of “what’s hot” in 2013 comes on the heels of another record-breaking Retail’s BIG Show. Some 27,600 retail professionals from around the world flocked to the Javits Convention Center in New York to jump start the New Year. From a jam-packed EXPO showcasing the next great innovations to impassioned speeches from the […]

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The holiday season makes November a vibrant and fast-paced time of year for retailers everywhere. But a number of marquee events this year made last month a November to remember for the industry. The next chapter of the battle against debit card swipe fees unfolded as NRF and more than a dozen of the nation’s […]

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Political fervor. Swipe fee shakedown. Big news for Retail’s BIG Show. This is just small sample of the headlines from NRF last month. On the heels of the first Presidential debate, NRF launched Retail Means Votes, a new, non-partisan effort dedicated to educating and engaging America’s retail industry for the 2012 elections. As the legal […]

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The change to cooler weather means fall is in the air, but for retailers, these are cues for busy times ahead. As the industry began prepping for the winter holidays, many took note of the ongoing discussions between East Coast ports labor and management officials. Federal mediators stepped in to establish a temporary extension of […]

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The world was memorized this August with the London Olympic Games, but there was still plenty of captivating retail news to tell back across the pond. On the policy front, NRF stayed hot on the push for sales tax fairness before the Congressional summer recess began. While consumers helped beat economists’ estimates thanks to stronger […]

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Despite the massive heat wave that covered much of the country last month, NRF stayed the course on the advocacy and industry beats in July. The NRF’s own government relations team led the charge in the push for sales tax fairness, scoring a small victory for community retailers thanks to a House hearing in late […]

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