Economy

NRF: As COVID Spikes, Economy Now Tested Daily
August 4, 2020 at 9:39 am

Despite broad indications that the economy has begun to recover as businesses reopen from the coronavirus pandemic, conflicting data makes it difficult to say how steadily the comeback will continue, National Retail Federation Chief Economist Jack Kleinhenz said today.

Retailers Back Small Business Comeback Act
July 30, 2020 at 8:26 am

The National Retail Federation welcomed legislation introduced this week that would give small businesses new coronavirus pandemic assistance that could be used to pay expenses such as rent and taxes rather than just employee wages.

IBM Study: Consumers Remain Unsettled Amidst COVID-19
July 28, 2020 at 9:43 am

The most recent findings from an ongoing IBM (NYSE: IBM) Institute for Business Value (IBV) survey of U.S. consumers show that Americans remain concerned about returning to the workplace in the face of the ongoing pandemic, and expect further outbreaks of COVID-19 in the fall.

NRF: Pandemic's Impact on Imports Easing
June 10, 2020 at 3:58 pm

The impact of COVID-19 at major U.S. retail container ports appears to be easing slightly, with projected imports remaining below last year’s levels but not as much as previously forecast, according to the National Retail Federation.

Retail Imports to See Double-Digit Annual Declines
May 8, 2020 at 3:32 pm

Imports at major U.S. retail container ports are expected to see double-digit year-over-year declines this spring and summer as the economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic continue, according to the Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.

NRF Chief Economist Sees a ‘Fits and Starts’ Recovery
May 6, 2020 at 3:23 pm

With some stores starting to reopen as governors lift stay-at-home orders across the country, economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic is likely to come gradually and may vary by location, National Retail Federation Chief Economist Jack Kleinhenz said.

NRF Launches Operation Open Doors
May 1, 2020 at 9:50 am

NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay explains that the smart, iterative strategies NRF members are building will help guide policymakers and business leaders through dozens of critical topics as we work to restore the American economy.