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Retail imports to show record growth in 2021

Retail imports to show record growth in 2021

WASHINGTON – Imports at the nation’s major retail container ports are expected to end 2021 with both the largest volume and fastest growth on record despite supply chain disruptions brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released Wednesday by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates. “This has

Retail imports remain strong but growth slows

Retail imports remain strong but growth slows

WASHINGTON – Growth in imports at the nation’s largest retail container ports is slowing due to pandemic-related supply chain disruptions, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released Thursday by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates. “Year-over-year growth isn’t as dramatic as it was earlier because we’re now comparing against months when most

Global supply chains under strain

WASHINGTON — Imports at retail container ports reflect robust consumer demand in the United States as well as the economic and logistical disruptions that have snarled global supply chains over the past 17 months, according to the latest Global Port Tracker report from the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Hackett Associates. “Operational constraints brought about

Imports set record last year despite COVID, and remain high

WASHINGTON — According to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released this month by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Hackett Associates, imports seen during 2020 appear to be headed toward a new record despite the coronavirus pandemic, and remain at high levels as 2021 begins. “Nobody would have thought last spring that 2020 would

Retail imports remain strong after record-setting fall

Retail imports remain strong after record-setting fall

WASHINGTON – Retail imports remained strong in November, even after a record-setting July-through-October period when retailers were bringing in merchandise for the holiday season. Even with most holiday merchandise already in the country, November imports remained strong at an estimated 2.07 million Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units (TEU) – a 22.4% jump year-over-year and the fourth-busiest month

NRF: Retail imports to hit four-year low

NRF: Retail imports to hit four-year low

WASHINGTON – Imports at major U.S. retail container ports are expected to be at their lowest total in four years, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released Monday by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates. “The economy is recovering but retailers are being careful not to import more than they can sell,”