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Retail imports at near-record levels, NRF reports

Retail imports at near-record levels, NRF reports

WASHINGTON – Imports are expected to remain at near-record levels through the holiday season, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released Tuesday by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates. But bottlenecks remain a challenge. “Dockworkers are unloading ships as fast as they can, but the challenge is to move the containers out

Record retail imports expected in 2021

Record retail imports expected in 2021

WASHINGTON – This is shaping up to be another record period for retail imports, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released Monday by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates. Imports at the nation’s largest retail container ports are expected to set new monthly records from now into the summer as the nation’s

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,”