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01/01/2011 - Moving To Mobile Ecommerce
Converging trend lines show that the importance of mobile computing and smartphone shopping is beginning to be seen on the retail front.

12/01/2010 - Top Holiday Trends Have eCommerce Implications
The National Retail Federation recently released a list of top holiday trends, based on its holiday retail forecast.

05/01/2010 - The Rise of Mobile Apps
To date, the world of mobile retail has been confined largely to promotion and marketing. But that looks to be changing greatly in the coming years, with a move into outright sales and revenue production via mobile applications.

01/01/2010 - Asia's Global Empire
"Let China sleep, for when she wakes, she will shake the world."

09/01/2009 - No To Health Mandates & VAT
The National Retail Federation has urged Congressional committees working on healthcare reform to reject any form of employer mandate.

09/01/2009 - Gift Wholesalers Hopeful for the Holidays
As with every business sector, those working in the gift industry have just one question regarding the recession: Is it over yet?

08/01/2009 - Retail Crime Jumps
Organized retail crime activity rose eight percent in the past year, according to the National Retail Federation's fifth annual Organized Retail Crime Survey.

08/01/2009 - NRF Opposes VAT Tax
The National Retail Federation is urging the House Ways and Means Committee not to consider a value added tax (VAT) as a means of funding healthcare reform.

08/01/2009 - Christmas and Holiday Buying Preview
"It's never too early to start thinking about the holidays," goes the old saying, and while the summer months may seem a bit premature to start contemplating the upcoming holiday.

06/01/2009 - Push to Repeal Shoe Tax
The National Retail Federation is pressing Congress to pass legislation that would eliminate tariffs on a wide range of low cost imported shoes.

06/01/2009 - Major Retail Groups Merge
Two will join, seeking to create a single trade association to represent retail interests in Washington.

04/01/2009 - Stimulus Bill Falls Short
The government's economic stimulus plan doesn't include many provisions that directly benefit small businesses, according to economists.

04/01/2009 - NRF Defends Same As Cash
The National Retail Federation has asked Congress to overturn recent Federal Reserve regulations that would effectively ban popular "same as cash" offers.

02/01/2009 - Payroll Tax Holiday
The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) has called on Congress to pass a six month payroll tax holiday as part of any economic stimulus package.

02/01/2009 - NRF Seeks Tax Holidays
The National Retail Federation (NRF) has asked President Obama to incorporate a series of national sales tax holidays into the upcoming economic stimulus legislation.

01/01/2009 - Relaxed Return Policies
More than half (52 percent) of retailers surveyed by the National Retail Federation (NRF) said their return policies for the holiday season will be more lenient than for the rest of the year.

11/01/2008 - Retailers See Strength Online
Online retailers reported profitability last year and believe online shopping will be more resilient than other channels in the months ahead, according to a newly released study by Forrester Research for Shop.org.

11/01/2008 - Challenging Holiday Season
Forecasters see gains in retail sales over the holidays, but the gains are expected to be less than in years past.

10/01/2008 - Congress Eyes Hot Web Goods
A bill submitted in Congress would require operators of web auction sites to identify and review the operations of those suspected of selling high volumes of merchandise stolen from retail stores.

09/01/2008 - Inflation Dilutes Rebate Impact
While acknowledging that the government's rebate checks intended to stimulate the economy have helped significantly.

09/01/2008 - Back to School Trends
One fifth of parents nationwide have set aside a portion of their stimulus check for back to school purchases

08/01/2008 - Fighting Organized Retail Crime
As organized retail crime continues to plague the industry, retailers are getting more serious about uncovering, dismantling and prosecuting the responsible individuals and crime rings.

04/01/2008 - Tax Refunds
Millions of Americans are eagerly awaiting a tax refund from Uncle Sam.

03/01/2008 - Halloween & Party Items Spell Fun
Halloween items and party supply products are certainly not always similar by nature.

02/01/2008 - Retail Tax Debate
The debate on Internet taxation is underway, and not surprisingly, brick and mortar retailers online, and other direct merchants have opposing views.

01/01/2008 - Retail Crime and eFencing
The House Judiciary Committee's subcommittee on crime, terrorism and homeland security recently held a hearing, in preparation for new legislation aimed at cracking down on organized retail crime.

11/01/2007 - NRF Pushes Web Tax
The National Retail Federation (NRF) and nearly 100 retailers and trade associations are asking Congress to approve legislation

09/01/2007 - Private Label Booms
The nation's top retailers are differentiating by using private brands that customers can't find elsewhere.

09/01/2007 - Back to School Update
Spending on back to school merchandise this fall is expected to average $563.49, up 6.9 percent from last year's average of $527.08.

08/01/2007 - NRF Nixes Protectionism
On the premise that proposed legislation to strengthen trade laws would stifle competition, the National Retail Federation (NRF) is urging a Senate committee to reject these U.S. trade remedy laws.

06/01/2007 - Vietnam Trade Monitoring
American retailers have sharply curtailed orders for apparel from Vietnam since our government began a program of monitoring imports, with an eye to possible antidumping actions, according to the National Retail Federation.

05/01/2007 - Union Bill Riles Retailers
As a bill that would significantly ease union member recruitment moves to the Senate, retail and business associations' opposition is growing.

04/01/2007 - Retailers Push Global Trade
Retailers are urging Congress to extend presidential Trade Promotion Authority. World Trade Organization negotiators are now getting back to work on the Doha Round trade talks, but without Congressional approval, TPA will expire this summer.

04/01/2007 - Capturing Tax Refunds
In hopes of getting a little extra padding in their wallets from Uncle Sam, most consumers are filing their taxes early this year. This represents an opportunity for retailers, eager to capture some of that additional disposable income.

03/01/2007 - Most Competitive Retailer
UPS was found to be the most competitive retailer, in a new study called, "New Dynamics That Create and Build Retailer Competitive Advantage."

03/01/2007 - Minimum Wage Debate
As the House and Senate try to come to a meeting of the minds on minimum wage legislation, retailers, small business owners and others weigh in on the consequences of adding an extra $2.10 an hour.

02/01/2007 - Holiday Web Sales Update
Online retail holiday sales hit $15.6 billion, and were up 25 percent over corresponding days in 2005, according to a report by comScore Networks.

02/01/2007 - Gift Cards Keep Giving
Gift cards reached an estimated $24.8 billion, or about four percent of all 2006 holiday spending, according to most estimates.

01/01/2007 - Many Unhappy Returns
It is not just a sweater that's too small or a duplicate blender that will be returned to a store after the holidays. Honest shoppers will be joined at the return counter by a growing number of increasingly sophisticated crooks.

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