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National Retail Federation president and CEO Matthew Shay

Retailers welcome passage of stimulus bill

Retailers welcome passage of stimulus bill

WASHINGTON – Retailers welcomed the passage of a bipartisan economic relief bill by Congress on Monday. “Retailers are encouraged by the passage of this economic relief package that will keep the economy open and moving in the right direction as the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic continues,” National Retail Federation president and CEO Matthew Shay

NRF urges early vaccines for retail workers

NRF urges early vaccines for retail workers

WASHINGTON – Retail workers should be among the early recipients of COVID-19 vaccines, the National Retail Federation contended on Wednesday. “Retailers have been on the front lines throughout the pandemic protecting associates, serving customers, and keeping the communities in which they live and work safe and healthy,” NRF president and chief executive officer Matthew Shay

NRF postpones ‘Big Show’ until June 2021

NRF postpones ‘Big Show’ until June 2021

WASHINGTON — The National Retail Federation is postponing its Big Show annual convention and expo, normally held in January, until June 2021. But NRF said Thursday that it also plans to hold a virtual event in January. Both events will feature the theme “Forward Together.” “The health and safety of our team, industry partners and

Retailers propose blueprint for reopening stores

Retailers propose blueprint for reopening stores

WASHINGTON — Two retail trade groups on Monday released a multi-step plan for reopening those stores shuttered due to the coronavirus. The Blueprint for Shopping Safe from the National Retail Federation and the Retail Industry Leaders Association suggests a phased approach to reopening those stores that have been closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and

Retailers welcome CARES Act in turbulent times

Retailers welcome CARES Act in turbulent times

WASHINGTON  – The National Retail Federation issued the following statement from president and CEO Matthew Shay in response to the Senate’s expected vote Wednesday on stimulus legislation intended to ease the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic: “Retailers big and small and the associates they employ appreciate the efforts by leaders in the House and

NRF urges action on behalf of retailers

NRF urges action on behalf of retailers

WASHINGTON — The National Retail Federation on Wednesday sent a letter to President Trump and other leaders of the federal government, supporting their swift efforts to minimizing the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The letter from the NRF, reproduced below and also available here as a PDF, also details the impact the crisis has had

Walmart’s e-focus

NEW YORK — Walmart is increasingly becoming a technology company, seeing its transformation into an omnichannel retailer as critical to its continued growth. But Walmart president and chief executive officer Doug McMillon insists that retailing is still a people business, and “our people will ultimately be the way that we win.” McMillon spoke about people